Wednesday’s blog is where we consider matters of the soul.
Well, today I want to talk to you about Jayne.
Lovely Jayne Nestorenko.
We spent a brilliant day with her and her good friend Helene
a couple of weeks ago.
She’s not well at all, and is clearly in a lot of pain.
But oh boy! Did we have a laugh.
She always did have a dry sense of humour!
And Helene? Well, she is just wonderful.
In fact, Paul and I are going to see her again tomorrow,
as promised, and picking up Helene en route too.
And she has insisted on cooking, can you believe it?
Jayne and I have been friends for many years.
She has her art style, and I have mine,
but we have ALWAYS had nothing but love and respect
for each other, which is as it should be.
The woman oozes talent.
You only have to look at her illustrations to see that.
I have to tell you, working with Jayne’s artwork almost daily
during the last few months has been a game changer for me.
I work in silence when I am doing artwork,
so Jayne has been on my mind A LOT.
I wish oh how I wish I could wave a wand and she be well again.
I bet she wishes that too!
Her illness over the past few years has been relentless,
but so has her courage. Amazing really.
Her condition has worsened considerably in recent months,
yet she just keeps smiling, being her gracious self.
One thing is certain,
Jayne’s illness has made me re-evaluate my life 100%.
We think we are bullet proof, that we will live forever.
We fritter our lives away on nonsense and unimportant stuff.
I have wasted so much time on bullshit, it’s embarrassing.
But I have decided, going forward, and for the love of Jayne,
that I am not going to do that anymore.
I’ll leave it there.
Love & Hugs,