The Gorse Fox has heard that his cousin Mary passed away yesterday.
Of all his cousins, she was probably closest in age - and for several years lived next door. She was force of nature and let nothing stand in her way. When the Gorse Fox left the monastery and returned to England, it was Mary that used to let him tag along when she and her current squeeze went to concerts, to folk clubs, and even just going out for a drink. (Gorse Fox, the gooseberry years).
It was Mary that introduced him to The Doors, to Cream, Pentangle and goodness knows who else. She was immensely important to the latter years of his teens.
She will be remembered with huge love and affection, and missed dreadfully.