Debra and I spending some peaceful and deep moments full of love and light.
Sometimes we experience important things that have a tremendous impact on our lives. Those things could be so deep and affecting that after we experience them we feel as if we have reached a higher level as human beings. A higher understanding of nature, of ourselves and the universe as a whole. That's the way I feel after the precious time that I spent with my beloved friend Debra over the weekend. I'm back in Los Angeles now.
Being by Debra's side in this last period of her life has been a blessing, an amazing lesson and a gift. I have learned so much, I can't even put it into words. It is something deep that has quietly reached my soul in a way that I haven't experienced before.
This beautiful photograph of my friend that I was so lucky to bring home with me is full of beauty, in the widest aspect of the word. Debra brought so much beauty into this world, she gave so much, not only to me but to so many other people. Many lives were touched by her generosity, her love and her intelligence. My heart is full of gratitude.
Our last minutes together were magic, infused with the energy that comes from the idea behind this papercut that I made specially for her. As I told Debra, we're all like little leaves that one day need to fall from the tree to be part of the Earth again. The transformation of her body reminded me of the delicate and fragile dry leaf that has already fell from the tree. There is beauty in it, even when it's painful. There is beauty in the way nature carries our bodies from the beginning to the end.
Debra and I will be always connected. She will visit me in so many ways; in the wind, in the little birds from my garden, in the smile of Natalie and Diego, in the clouds when I'm on an airplane, in my studio when I'm creating...I told her that our good-bye wasn't really a good bye but an "hasta luego" as we say in Spanish. We will always see each other not in the physical world which is always limited but in the infinite and free world of the spirit.