Above: a friend of Avara's from her Jewish community in Ashland, drawing a picture of her. Below: another friend, who's name I sadly can't remember; she's great and warmly invited me into her Ashland home last fall for a Sukkot celebration. Here she is speaking loving words to Avara; Many people got up and said a lot of beautiful things about Avara.
Above: Eden and Chantia; Below: Leah Mebane, good friend and painter who lives nearby.
Below: I just love this picture. This is Drew Mebane, Leah's partner and a great guy.