“We said goodbye to his sister Lindy yesterday. That was very very hard to do.” So begins the blog post from another summer eight long years ago. I’m reposting it today in memory of Lindy Morgan Barnett who passed away on August 1, 2021. Saying goodbye to my Sista-in-Love again and it’s very very much harder to do this time. Lindy Morgan Barnett passed away August 1, 2021. Lindy embodied style and charm and loved her family so dearly. Her devotion to her brother Scott meant enduring a long arduous trip from Cleveland to Goa to spend a few more days with him while there was still time. Her then as yet undiagnosed schleroderma made the journey very uncomfortable and difficult for her. She came anyway. And she supported me in my grief even though her own heart was breaking just the same. I have to believe that Lindy and Scott are united once again. Sista, I will never forget you. You are deeply missed.
(c) scott morgan 2013
Scott did this portrait of us awhile back and I just discovered it on his iPad. We said goodbye to his sister Lindy yesterday. That was very very hard to do. Although we have been extraordinarily open with our story up to this point, there are many more moments now of the sense that words are not adequate to express the enormity of the situation. Plus there are too many facets to it…where do I begin. I am daily moved by the kindness of strangers, both here in Goa and globally in the blogosphere. I am bowled over continually by the outpouring of love and grace from family and friends–his, mine, ours– and unexpected places. My personal cloudbursts go unnoticed in the heavy monsoon deluge washing over Goa, washing over me.
Scott is beyond words. He sleeps much of the time but when he is awake…
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