I'm sailing away this week ... . .
An unexpected journey to say good bye to a dear friend.
Funerals often have me thinking of Oscar Wilde,
who checked into my favorite little hotel in Paris
( L'Hotel) and declared:
"I choose to die beyond my means."
My friend clearly didn't make the same choice ... .
but he, too, lived with grace, elegance and wit -
especially when life presented him with
difficulties and challenges.
Altered vintage photo copyright Judith Thibaut