I am mourning and celebrating my musical mentor, Carei Thomas. Meeting him at age 20, in 1978 was a turning point in the trajectory of my life. He was 20 years older, and yet we were the same age… Him a Leo with a Gemini moon, I a Gemini with a Leo moon. We would talk so fast that we couldn’t even keep up with each other. I miss him so much, and we talk every day. Carei left this planet on May 28th this year. I am going to be adding to this page, to share my memories.