Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Exceptional & Remarkable Women ... and one special guy



On the day my mother died, just under four weeks ago, my gorgeous partner David (aka The Oboe Player) went out searching for a gift that would have meaning for me, that would make me smile, something I could enjoy and think of my mother. He bought me this Georgia O'Keefe book and gave it to me that night. It was simple and something nice, as a memento of that sad day.  I treasure his very sweet gesture. A remarkable woman was my mother Marie MacLaren Walsh as was Georgia O'Keefe, both leaving amazing legacies in their own way.  Reminds me also of the loss of another remarkable woman Susie Taylor, calligrapher & curator late of San Francisco & SFPL.  I have just spent two hours reading about her in the latest issue of Alphabet.

Here's to all the exceptional and remarkable women and one special guy!




2 comments:

Fiona Dempster said...

Just perfect Gemma. I think it is all those small acts of kindness that help so much at those times - not grand gestures; just such thoughtful ones...
To wonderful women and men in our lives.

Gemma Black said...

Thank you Fiona. There is a lot to be said for such thoughtful small acts of kindness. If only more people, myself included, took this small action in our daily lives. Reminds me of that saying: "They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel". Go well Lovely.

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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