As I was driving into Halifax this morning (to turn in my contract and other school business: yes, I will be teaching a figure drawing course at NSCAD in the fall and I am very happy about it!! I have missed the kids a lot!), I heard Jian Ghomeshi interview Carrie Fisher on Q. As she was talking about how she was, for many years, always Princes Leia, never Carrie Fisher, I was choking up with tears.
It was only much later I realized, although they are spelled differently, our names are pronounced the same. And I don’t want to be invisible either. Maybe that’s why making a painting gives me so much satisfaction.