In The Right Place At The Right Time
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016
(I wish we could have visited this lovely place together
Chloé. I'll think of you when I go there.)Dear Chloé,
It will be the birthdays you miss that are the ones we wish you were
here for. This is the first. I can hear your happy voice over the
phone saying "thank you Barbie." (the name only my siblings
and their children use). I must have sent you a little money, and
you in turn would send a lovely thank you card. You would
accept our bad singing over the phone, and the dog barking Happy
Birthday, and laugh your wonderful laugh.
I wish you were here -- on the planet, ready to take on the next
chapter in what I am sure would have been an exciting life.
But clearly you couldn't imagine it. We miss you. Poor, sweet,
beautiful, intelligent, talented, funny girl. That's enough for now.