peace rachel orli
It has been a while since I participated in Illustration Friday. I’ve had the inclination but, sadly, not the time. As I am happily off from work this week, I found the time to do a second version of a sketch that I originally did last January.

My year 2006 began with news of the death of my High School friend, Rachel Orli. I completely lost touch with her after high school – I think she wanted to make a clean break as she hadn’t has the best time of it. I’d been trying to locate her for years. Unfortunately for me, she had died about 2 years before I could find her.

Rachel would probably be stunned to know how much she positively influenced my life and helped make me the person I am. Even though I haven’t seen or spoken with her in over 15 years, I still miss her and I always will.

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