Elizabeth Blue (born Elizabeth Claire Kurland Meagher) was with us from January 12, 1990 to September 23, 2012. She wrote from a very young age, and her poetry and memoir capture some of the joy, love, style, humor and grace she brought to so many throughout her full and rich life.
She discovered she had lymphoma November 4, 2011. Elizabeth died on September 23, 2012 at the age of 22. She was a gifted poet, a Creative Writing major in the Honors College at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She was a strong, opinionated young woman, a feminist who believed that women’s rights included the right to be sexy; who loved listening to Angela Davis speeches, was passionate about justice, and equally interested in beauty and art.
Though our hearts are broken wide open by the loss of Elizabeth in “this flesh and blood holder of humanity” as she said, the incredible gifts she brought to all in her short life will continue to live on through her writing, and I am grateful for every minute that we had with her.
She died at home in Tucson, AZ, showered with love and in a radiant state of grace.
Lucia Maya is the mother of Elizabeth Blue and Julianna Meagher, two incredible women and both gifted writers. She is also a writer, a healer and a teacher. Her work supports people through transformative processes, using dialog, coaching, intuitive guidance, and heart centered energy healing. She lives and works on Maui and Molokai, Hawaii. See LuminousAdventures for more about her work. Email Lucia here.