Something incredible happened this morning which made my heart ache. I needed to trundle over to Charlton to get another pot of the vitamin tablets I prefer from the chemist there. After picking them up, I thought I’d pop in on Paulo. He’s still at Lyn’s, working to sort her things out; I visit him every few days or so. A week or two ago I mentioned he could try to find Lyn’s drawings: I remembered that, some time ago, Lyn showed me drawings she had done before I met her. Absolutely incredible images drawn by hand, presumably with the paper taped down. They were clearly built up mark by mark, yet were so vivid it was difficult to believe a person with such limited dexterity could have drawn them. They must have taken Lyn hours.
Yet for some reason Lyn seldom spoke of them, and hid them away in a cupboard. A few weeks ago, though, I remembered about them, and asked Paulo to try to find them. He had no luck, until this morning I had a hunch: I suggested looking in the bottom of a cupboard, and there they were. I was so relieved – the thought of such incredible images being lost was heartbreaking. At least now they can be stored properly and celebrated. What I find painful is, though, knowing that the person who created such remarkable images is no longer here.