Today is the first day of Spring, 2021. A fine sunny day with puffy clouds gliding across the sky. While sitting under my pyramid, I watched them reveal a dragon, then a knight on his charger with a hunting dog running before him. Was the knight in pursuit of the dragon? I’ll never know as the wind blew them far out of sight, changing their shape once past me.
The red-tailed hawks put on a thrilling show of grace in flight. They soared and circled in the air almost right over me. The three of them played follow-the-leader creating fantastic patterns in the pale turquoise sky. Two of them paired off and mirrored each other as they alternately flew back and forth. I felt so blessed as I flew with them in my mind.
The processing of Beth’s funeral from Friday is slow. I’m in no rush as there is so much to consider and re-experience moments to soak in the emotion all the more. So many good points embedded throughout that afternoon, I want to absorb and remember as much as I can. My tears and sorrow I left on the grass for Mother Earth to transmute into loving energy. The rain that fell cleansed my soul. I reached out to her husband who was officiating, encasing him in a pink bubble of unconditional love.
I thoroughly enjoyed the blending of religions that honored her. Judaism, Catholicism and Buddhism each had their part in this ritual of life’s end. I wondered why can’t this be the norm, the allowance of choice without consequence of disagreement? I feel I will never be free of questioning why things can’t be changed. It all seems so simple in my mind, but I never see things the way most people do.
All I know is that over 150 people were at the funeral to honor an amazing woman who touched the hearts of so many over her seventy-some years of life. Most of us endured the rain, remaining to toss a shovel-full of earth onto her coffin and to hug her husband. I understand that he was touched by all the people who were there to remember and to share in his grief. I shared their joy and happiness over the years and I was blessed to share in this life experience also.
Life ends for all of us. We are not given the knowledge of when that will be. Life is meant to be lived, to experience all the highs as well as the lows. Look for the good that life brings to you and be part of that goodness. Act with kindness as much as possible and let love grow in your heart.
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