My beloved of almost five years, who first appeared in the series in Scarf #26: Bubblebath, in December 2017, abruptly left me alone to bathe in terrible tears of sorrow in January 2022.
The March 2022 scarf marks his departure with another watery scene. The scarf pictures an ancient Greek coin on the theme of dolphin rescue. Known to carry shipwrecked sailors to safety, the dolphin is a beneficent savior. This dolphin reminded me of the friends who have purposefully carried me forward from the wrecked relationship and prevented me from drowning in a dismal sea of heartbreak and misery.
I was tempted to tie the scarf to current events by including an image of the Felicity Ace, the cargo ship that caught fire and burned at sea for weeks before sinking and spilling its bounty of Porsches and Lamborghinis into the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. But a luxury car is no analogy for lost love.