Monday, November 9, 2009

fade in splendour

some days
fade in splendour.

some scatter
and drift.

some
quietly
end.





in muted splendour
but splendour all the same.

in memory of my mother-in-law doris
who flew away
last night.

19 comments:

Jenny Stevning said...

Big sky!! I like it.
Noticed the little purple flower photo which I also like, but I will miss the autumn leaf photo.

steven said...

thanks jenny stevning. the colours are all gone now so i thought i'd start sharing the little spaces and moments that leap out and fill my eyes. have a peaceful day. steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

My condolences steven. You have created a beautiful 'send off' and tribute for her here.

steven said...

thankyou bonnie - her flying away wasn't wholly unexpected but in the last year my father, my godmother's husband, the love of my brother's life, my mum's dog and now my mother-in-law have all left this earthly plain. it's all very challenging. have a peaceful day. steven

Golden West said...

So sorry for your family's loss.

willow said...

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are certainly with you and yours, Steven. Blessings and peace.

ellen abbott said...

god speed.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

It is particularly challenging to lose so many in such a short time period. Hopefully, this is where all the inner work you have done will support you through the multi-layered grieving process.

I'm sure you are also expending much energy supporting others through this as well. May the universe infuse you with strength for the task.

Kay said...

Hi Steven....sending you a big hug instead of words...xx

Verily I go. said...

..flew away..
feels soft and warm, very nice. My hand to hold, whenever you need. Peaceful for you too, Steven, xo.

Delwyn said...

Please pass on my condolences to your wife. I will be thinking of your family today
Steven.

Margaret Pangert said...

I'm sorry, Steven. It's been a tough couple of weeks for your family. That may be why your gaze has been drawn upward. They are part of the flow and permutations of the sky.

Pauline said...

and even amid all that loss, you see with beauty. may it comfort you as it should

steven said...

this stretch of life is what i term "a bit of a bruiser". not to be flippant about it but a lot of people who have been central to my life have flown away in under a year - and they were good people, you know, really good people. people i was so happy to have in my life. people whose lives i was happy to be inside.
but they needed to move on and leave the echoes of their goodness in this world - which was much of their work in the first place. so thankyou for the sweet and gentle comments. for the generosity of spirit that pervades your own presence here. have a peaceful evening.love from steven

Jennifer said...

I had a bit of a chip on my shoulder until I read your post. Your upward gaze and open hearted good-bye and appreciation for goodness reminded me how stupid my feeling was. You gave something to me in the midst of your sadness. Let me give you and your wife my condolences.

steven said...

hey thanks jennifer. there's nothing wrong with frustration or anger or chips on shoulders by the way. being aware of them is a good piece all on its own. then letting life happen without condition . . . well that's a real toughy especially when stuff happens. but here we are no matter what we feel. so best that we bring goodness if possible to whatever and whomever we can. here's a hug for you jennifer. steven

Kathleen said...

So much flying away of late . . . my heart holds yours in prayer.

Richard Jesse Watson said...

So sorry about your loosing a loved one, Steven. Lovely tribute to Doris. I wish you peace and a deeper closeness with family. Blessings.

steven said...

kathleen and richard - thankyou both. there's been a lot to deal with in the past year but my own understandings carry me through and enable me to support those around me who can benefit from it. my family is remarkably resilient as i watch them - particularly my two teenagers who are still refining their own knowings andunderstandings and yet they have an intuitive sense of goodness and rightness that i am constantly drawn to...... steven