>29 A little tale of departures.



An interesting thing happened with this drawing. I worked on it, on and off, for a few days and finished it on Saturday night, Jan/05/13. Sometimes, like in this case, I draw something and then come up with a set of hexagrams. Since I overdid it with the “art” for a comic strip, I wasn’t sure what to apply and asked the Yi for a suggestion. The question–more a formulation than a question–was “Mountains, fog, trees, a home, morning…” Just that. The answer that came back was this pair and I added it to the drawing. As it happens, without fail, the Yi never gives empty answers. The next day, we learned that Julie’s aunt, Haydee (Titi) Mercado, passed away at the age of 87. A full and happy life she had, with enough seniority to have met and enjoyed the love of her great-great-grandchildren. A beautiful woman of a strong, no nonsense character, but loving and dearly loved by all, including all of her in-laws, like myself. What a privilege and an honor that was! Thank you Titi Haydee.

May she rest in peace. This strip is dedicated to Julie’s aunt, our aunt, Haydee (Titi) Mercado.



    • Augusto Ortiz on January 9, 2013 at 11:22 am
    • Reply

    Beautiful painting and message, titi Haydee was a wonderful woman, a mother to me. I met her when I was 12, 58 years ago and she but raised me. Good bye Doña Haydee from your son-in-law. Thank you Luis for posting this.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.