Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sarah Watt (30 Aug 1958 – 4 Nov 2011)

It's hard not to sound full of wafty sentimental hyperbole when referring to the life of Sarah Watt. As a writer, Sarah was eloquent and incisive - never one to dance around the things that I will keep this brief.

The things that matter? Sarah mattered to me.  Last week Sarah Watt lost her battle with cancer. A battle she tackled with dignity and grace.

On our birthday - (we share the same date of August the 30th) we did a painting swap. In true Sarah Watt honesty, she told me she was extremely reluctant to give me her 'favourite piece'. Yesterday at the ACMI memorial this work was also featured in her montage.  It must have been special to her.

It makes me so sad that she is gone. But I have this great canvas...

Full of a strange joy.

 Copyright Sarah Watt  2011

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