Friday, November 4, 2011

Dia de los Muertos Festival II - Remembering Sara


la Tour Eiffel, I think Sara would have loved this.
Two years ago,  at this very festival,  I met Sara Jones and her husband.  She recognized me from my blog and if you knew Sara, you wouldn't  be surprised that I got a big hug, and we became friends on the spot.  We kept up via Facebook and I met her for coffee a few months later to help her plan a trip to Paris where they would be joined by her precious daughter.  We ran into each other from time to time at the Pepper Place or at Art Price's openings.  I wish I were a better writer and could describe Sara as she deserves.  I will just say I'll always remember her gentle spirit, her smile... no her LAUGH, and joie de vivre.  She was truly a blithe spirit and lived her life to the fullest.  She is greatly missed.

Wednesday night as I turned the corner to the alley at the festival,  at almost the exact spot where we first met, this stunning portrait of Sara by our friend Art Price took my breath.  A loving tribute as only Art could create.

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful post Virginia. Very nice tribute to your friend Sara. Great work by Art.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a wonderful tribute to what sounds like a delightful person, deserving of your remembrance.

Julie and I miss a dear friend who we used to work with and who joined us on a trip to Italy. A little less than two years ago he was diagnosed with an extremely rare brain disease, the only reported case ever in Arizona, and was gone within a month. We miss him and talk of him often.

Jilly said...

Such a moving tribute, Virginia. That's a beautiful portrait.

Gunn said...

Todays posting is both strong and very beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

A touching post.
And great photographs as usual.
have a beautiful weekend Virginia.
Costas

brattcat said...

it seems sara is continuing to touch hearts. thank you for this beautiful post.

Rachel said...

What a kind and beautiful face! And a moving tribute.

Thérèse said...

Moving tribute! What a profound look on the painting!

Daryl said...

lovely tribute, so sad to lose someone so vibrant .. may she rest in peace

amy collins said...

You captured the portrait beautifully, Virginia. Thank you for posting.

Sharon said...

What a beautiful memorial this is and your description of her brings her alive for those of us who didn't know her.

Ken Mac said...

A lovely portrait of your friend.

Petrea Burchard said...

She seems like someone too young to be gone. I wish we could all live to be old.