Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Peace, my heart, let the time for
the parting be sweet.
Let it not be a death but completeness.
Let love melt into memory and pain
into songs.
Let the flight through the sky end
in the folding of the wings over the
Let the last touch of your hands be
gentle like the flower of the night.
Stand still, O Beautiful End, for a
moment, and say your last words in
I bow to you and hold up my lamp
to light you on your way. 

~Rabindranath Tagore
Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last post
Sweet darling Daphne passed on, in my arms, 
only a few short minutes after I published that post.
My gratitude extends well beyond the 
limitations of my selfish
Having lost so many loved ones I know
full well the grief that can seep in and the memories 
that are dredged up every time I part ways with a soul
 that I've come to love. 
It's ok.
It's life.
It's what makes us so very specially, indescribably,
mystifyingly... Human

I wish you all a very very special day.
Remember ... every breath IS our life.


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

What a beautifully tender tribute you have written here. You are absolutely right that death is a part of life and the whole process of loving and losing makes us richer for it. But, the loss is so very hard to bear and our thoughts and prayers are with you now.

Neesie said...

Beautifully written and the sentiment so touching.
Each time we feel a loss we must remember how much we loved, otherwise we wouldn't feel grieving so deeply.
Thinking of you all and hoping you're pain eases. xoxo

Eleni said...

Oh sweetie I'm so sorry! Losing a chick is much sadder than losing a car :(

Big British hugs from me x x

Vintage Jane said...

They say we come back as a bird ... wonder what a bird comes back as ... ?! M x

In My Wild Eden said...

What a sad and beautiful post. It has such a peaceful spirit about it. I am sorry for your pain but thankful that you had such a wonderful creature to enrich your life. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

chasing lightning bugs said...

such a perfect and wonderful tribute to a creature who filled your life with love. sweet daphne.....

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

I'm sorry to hear that sweet Daphne passed. Your lovely tribute has really touched my heart. Sending hugs your way.