Life and death, again

IMG_2217, originally uploaded by leyaevelyn.

Another funeral yesterday. It was held in Point Pleasant Park at the Gazebo. The sun was strong, as was the wind. The air cool. The ceremony was as she wished it to be, with poems, song, memories and warmth of feeling.

The funeral was for the mother of a friend. I had been with the mother and daughter several times and had admired the closeness between them. They were family and they were friends.

It was very inspiring to hear, not just of the beauty and kindness of the person the mother was, but how gracefully she died. Knowing it was her time, she prepared her family as gently and thoroughly as she had lived. It seems, if possible, that is what life is all about.


About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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One Response to Life and death, again

  1. DJ says:

    Gentle hugs…

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