—  17 Nov. 1971  –  8 Feb. 2023  —

To our Friends and Family

To our Friends and Family

It has been a rough and sleepless night for me, though Cipollina has managed just fine ( Billy Collins nailed this one https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse… ) she was clamped to my leg for most of it.

Thank you so much for your messages and the posts that so many of you have shared. Yes my heart is broken but being part of a rich community of people who also adored Wayne is helping me get through these days. The outpourings of grief are at times overwhelming, but they are helping me to get in touch with my own pain.

I am planning to stay in Valencia for another couple of weeks or so. To be honest I am terrified to arrive back home. Suddenly Wayne will be everywhere around me and I am just not ready for that. I’ll definitely lean on some of you to help me get through that.

As things stand it is my intention to run some form of Circle of Misse and Loire Kitchen this year. I will undoubtedly need some support to do that too, but this one goal is clear. I want to keep the community of Misse writers alive. Not as a legacy but to keep Wayne’s vision alive and thriving. I am not going to pretend that I know how right now, but I will lean on some of you for your thoughts and ideas.

Lastly, you’ll have to forgive me at times but I think that laughter is one of the few things that is going to get me through this. It worked for Wayne and I.
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