Batik in Bali
"Being present: That was the gift that we gave each other."
—Jodi Lipson, managing editor
Time was the recurring gift exchanged between Jodi and her big sister, Sheri. It started in college, with a fancy, fattening dinner at an Italian restaurant — an extravagance they wouldn't otherwise spring for. It ended, bittersweetly, sharing the last few weeks of Sheri's life before she died in August after a 20-year battle with melanoma. Their favorite time together: a batik workshop to celebrate Sheri's birthday when the two were traveling together in Bali.
"Sheri made silver jewelry, stained glass windows and copper-enamel, so I knew she'd love this day," says Jodi. The sisters created matching batiks of two women walking hand in hand.
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