Here is one of my favourite photos of my very dear friend, Jehane West, who died yesterday. The pic was taken on a rare occasion when she would allow me to point my camera in her direction.
Jehane was such a remarkable being. She shared with so many her clear and emphatic perspective on any aspect of Life, with passion, humour and honesty – and she did so with the wisdom and beauty of her poetry, and her Presence.
Jehane was a great mentor and teacher to me; always recommending the path of lightness and fun, but insisting also that the journey be made with an unflinching commitment to Truth. I have no idea how many other lucky people fell under her influence in such a manner. I do know that it was one of the greatest of good fortunes in my life to do so.
Like so many other people, I will dearly miss talking with and sharing time with Jehane. In her inimitable poignancy and wit however, I am reminded of what she told me just a few weeks ago ” I am really not going any distance away”, and “I will still be right here” beside you (each of us who knew her).
Here is to the eternal memory of my dear friend, Jehane – who hasn’t gone anywhere at all! Yasas