I need to start this blog post with a thank you to everyone who took the time to read my blog post “Robert at rest,” and to further thank the many people who have communicated their condolences to me in a variety of forums.
My cousin Robert was one-of-a-kind, and I am grateful to everyone who is helping me to celebrate his life.
One thing that has changed with his death is that now many of my final memories of him are a part of my current and as yet unfinished textured squares project and as I am picking up the pieces and move forward, I reflect on my life with Robert.
During our last visits, I was able to make substantial progress on the smaller textured squares that form the foundation of the larger squares, and today, I completed the 96th smaller textured square, and I even managed to join all of the completed smaller squares into larger squares that will then be bordered.
Here is how the project looked shortly before sunset:
There is still work to be done, but now that I am this far, I can see the light at the end of this particular crochet tunnel.
And as for my cousin Robert, his last days are now part of the fabric this project, and I will never be able to look at this piece without remembering of him.