Life, Death and Jamaican Sunsets.
I decided to do minimal planning for this trip. It was supposed to be great and relaxed (which it was). I decided to do that last-minute task that changed my day. I went on Facebook. Yes, Facebook, that site that keeps us über connected to all our “friends”. Instead of just sharing blog news and dashing off to see Elizabeth Catlett, I found out a childhood friend had passed away. It was a surprise and people started to share their disbelief via Facebook. I missed Elizabeth Catlett and was not even sure if I would go to Jamaica.
Jamaica was amazing, as I hit the pavement at JFK, my significant other said ” reality sucks!” He was right. After amazing nights of Jamaican sunsets, I still have to attend a wake and a funeral for someone, that so many people considered to be an angel. The most ironic part, is the day after the funeral, I officially become a godmother. The next few days seem to be a remembrance of a great life and celebration of a new life.
Shani Duplessy, you will be missed. I sincerely think of you, like the Jamaican sunset. Anyone that was in your presence understands. You will be missed and just like the sunset, you were a sight to be around.
For those of you that do not know, Ms. Shani Duplessy, was a singer for St. Boniface Church for what must be about 15 or 20 years. It seems fitting, that I think of On Eagles Wing. It is a song that Shani sang so well, it is so bittersweet that this is the only song, that I can think of when I think of her name. We will miss you.