Sunday, March 22, 2015

For Celeste.

I have some very sad news to share.

I am still processing the loss of a friend's girlfriend. It was a freak, fucked up accident and it has taken her life. The hit-and run by a stolen car on a Saturday early afternoon in Oakland that took the life of artist Celeste while she was walking to her studio were devastating shocking news.

There are no words. Writing and sharing with others has helped a little bit heal in various ways in the past. It is a continuing work in progress.

Below is a picture of Celeste I took about year 1/2 ago when we celebrated Brian's birthday at the ballpark.
I will always remember her awesome smiles, beautiful presence, kindness and that sincere and light air to herself that was contagious. A very peaceful approach to everything.
RIP Celeste.
She was a fellow CCA [Formerly CCAC when we attended] student, and we took a class together many years ago. She had become an established, awesome jewelry designer.
Our thoughts and our support are with Brian during difficult time.

I'd like to think I chose to remain an optimist and cherish in absolute bliss moments in the present surrounded by nature and family, and friends.
Sometimes life makes it very difficult to do so, but the sun will come up again tomorrow.
Here we are, trying. Observing.

Life is brutal, and precious. and a mysterious ride.

× | SFChronicle: Artist killed in Oakland hit-run remembered as 'beautiful soul’


  1. Meli, I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, and so sorry for the loss of a good person in this world. Words cannot suffice in a situation like this; please know that I am here to hug you and wish you and your friend Celeste's family all the best in this trying time. Love love love, sweetie.

  2. I am soooo sorry to hear. Big hugs to you, girlfriend. <3 <3 <3


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