I met Kerry Lemon a couple of weeks ago and, since then, I've struggled to write of that meeting.
Well, she was so remarkable that I have had no idea where to begin ...
There's an interview that gives you a sense of her. But that's complicated, due to the fact that she's being interviewed by another truly remarkable being ... Elizabeth Duvier.
I met Elizabeth via her blog - Mystic Vixen. Over the years her writing and photographs were that place where I wandered when I needed beauty and intelligence, and some soul-soothing too.
And so, it has to said, Elizabeth is also remarkable, for many reasons but perhaps SQUAM is her biggest, most beautiful and inspirational thing. Well, that and her beautiful writing, and art.
Their conversation follows ... however there is more.
The meeting happened like this ... Elizabeth put out the call, writing to her friends, that I was new to the UK. Kerry Lemon replied, saying she was madly busy with work but how about meeting up on 'this date'?
I said 'Sure!'
And eventually that date came round. I headed for London, and met up with the delightful woman you see in the photograph at the start of this post. I took photographs along the way, and managed to capture Kerry caught up in the awe and wonder she felt when viewing the work of one of her favourite installation artists, Rebecca Louise Law.
Kerry is short and cute. Spending time with her, I decided, is a little like spending time with a very alive fairy. One who sprinkles fairy dust where ever she goes, engaging all those she meets in delicious conversations that leave people smiling.
But more than that. She's talented, driven, self-disciplined, intelligent, and entirely inspirational. And wise. So very wise.
Do you see what I mean? How to write of this Kerry Lemon ... how to share something of her remarkableness. It's difficult.
We met at Waterloo Station, under the big clock, and we clicked. Just like that. I felt like I'd known her forever.
But she's like that ...
She was taking me to the Columbia Road Flower Market, Sunday morning magic. I'd never heard of it.
What a sensory overload. Meeting Kerry Lemon and visiting the Flower Market too.
Yes, I promise, it's impossible not to adore her. I imagine that's clear.
I could have followed her around for weeks. I wanted to try and capture something of her fairy-dusting all those she met while she wandered.
It was a good day with a remarkable soul.
And that's about as clear as I'm able to get on Ms Kerry Lemon.