|Rosemary 2 May 2016
In 1959 my mother put into my hands a novel called Dear and Glorious Physician by Taylor Caldwell. It was only today that I discovered that author was a woman!
I eagerly read the book and St. Luke, a doctor, became my fave evangelist. But I already knew about St. Luke because my Catholic grandmother always reminded me that, “Nobody is a prophet in their own land,” Luke 4:24.
But there is another St. Luke quote that I consider to be the most beautiful in any language but particularly in the King James Bible “…this do in remembrance of me. 22:19. I have written at length of this in many blogs.
Everything I do on any day I can connect to my memory of someone in the 22:19 quote.
But now things are really bad as I am surrounded by all kinds of connections that project to me immediately to the once presence of my Rosemary.
It took a turn to the surreal yesterday afternoon when my two daughters Ale and Hilary opened some videos of Rosemary being interviewed in Buenos Aires by Fernando Velazco who is working on (he is now in his fifth year with it) a documentary on a Canadian/Argentine photographer. Rosemary splendidly answered the questions mixing Spanish with English.
We never had a video or a voice recording of her until now. To watch this with her gone was almost more than what we could take. But I am grateful to Fernando Velazco for it.
Velazco is something of a detective. I wrote about him here.