Tomorrow I farewell my best friend
My wonderful Mary Del Casale died last Monday and I’m bereft.
She’s gone into the wild unknown and exploring with the wonder she brought to her life.
You can have a soulmate who isn’t your partner and Mary was mine so there’s a great big hole in the world where she used to live.
Tomorrow there will be hundreds and hundreds of people at her funeral and celebration of her life and they will all mourn a woman who inspired and supported people as well as literally changed the parts of the world she lived in.
Mary and I shared a deep love of ideas, community, creativity, curiosity, justice and bubbles – all done with style and fun.
I’ll miss having a friend who knew me and loved all my mad imperfections – as I loved hers.
Damn it – this week has been a lesson in the deep deep unfairness of life.
Mary darlin’ – here’s a few lines from my favourite poet.
You knew how much I loved you and I will carry you in my heart as I create a few new mad adventures in your name.
i carry your heart with me ( i carry it in my heart ) i am never without it ( anywhere i go you go, my dear … )
here is the deepest secret nobody knows ( here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life: which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart ( i carry it in my heart )