And along came L. George’s new granddaughter – born today. March 31. March will be a great month for you a couple of wise people said to me a long time ago – after George died last March. I am not sure what they knew. I’m not fond of March. March has been a jumble of loss for me. But not today.
Well not exactly today. Those of us who loved George McAvoy more than words feel the loss again today. All loss is connected – you know that – my George often said to me. Impatiently. The new loss trails the old. I know G. I know.
Now for me the joy trails the loss. I knew that too G – I’m not missing it. For all of us who loved George McAvoy more than words the joy of L’s birth connects to the loss of George. Not negating the pure joy – just running alongside.
She’s beautiful G. I’ve just seen photos but I can tell. I know. Yes G. I remember our promise. I will never forget it. I will be here for her. She won’t need me I don’t think – she has a big and blessed family. But yes I will always honor our promise to each other. No matter what. That’s what mattered – what still matters. The promise.