Wiring two lights on two seperate switches with power to first light

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Wiring two lights on two seperate switches with power to first light

I am updating and old house that had a kitchen light on a pull-string to turn it on/off. Power is at that light (light 1) and I have 14/2 running to a second light (light 2) and 14/3 running from light 2 to two wall switches. I would like to be able to turn on/off the lights seperately.

Of course the ceiling on now sheetrocked and painted and I believe I should have run 14/3 between light 1 and light 2.

Is there a way to wire this with what I have to work with -- or do I need a 14/3 between the two lights? I would be OK with just one switch controlling both lights if that made a difference.
 
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What is above the ceiling?
 

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What is above the ceiling?
The second floor is above the ceiling. No easy access.
 
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Do the ceiling joists run parallel to the path between the lights. If so very easy. If perpendicular not so easy but you only need to make small openings in the Sheetrock.

Or you could just use wireless remote switches.
 
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