Robin has been laid to rest. It was a life that ended much too soon – but was a splendid journey, with scuba diving in Cozumel ( I dove with her in Victoria), sky diving, a safari in Africa, getting her teaching degree and much more. -And she still had time to make me a lovely little beaded dream bauble which was one of the first photos I took with my new macro lens.
Thank you Robin for sharing your beautiful journey with us.
It’s winter and I think of the tranquility of snow “falling softly and faintly through the universe … upon all the living and the dead” as James Joyce wrote. I hope it snows again soon.
I decided to put up my Christmas decorations in the old Catholic family tradition. I’ve had this angel for 20 years, an exquisite porcelain, and paper creation that I reverently place on the mantel every Yuletide. Christmas was always magical for me – and now both joyful and sad at the same time. Memories comfort us and those that have journeyed on are missed. I have to remind myself that life is about loss. We cannot hold on to water flowing through our fingers.
When I look at the festive lights, though I’m a Buddhist philosophically, I still think of the Christ child as a symbol of hope and light and I remember one of the beatitudes- “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.”
Here is a photo of one my hand bordered cards that I sell in a store downtown. It’s the best seller for this month – one I did ages ago, prior to WordPress and photoshop. Victoria is very airy fairy, wiccan new age, so go figure! I have an animated version of it also, where he stamps the ground and it snows. I snapped this unicorn on the path by my house one snowy winter night.
and since I’m downtown, it’s tradition to have a cup of Murchie’s “quality teas since 1894” – and their cakes and pastries are divine.
and again dear blogging community thank you all for your kind comments, compassion and sympathy!
Peace to all.