On June 4th, my father left this earth, a place he loved so deeply, and moved on to his next adventure - exploring the heavens and stars.
This is a profound moment in most people's lives. Everyone meets the moment with different beliefs, expectations and experiences. For me, it has been a time of quiet reflection on the depth of our relationship together this lifetime, as well as deep gratitude for all the richness we shared...not all of it easy, but exceptionally textured with complex patterns of growth and learning for us both.
This image was taken several years ago in my labyrinth on a night in May when there was a major planetary alignment. Jupiter, the Moon, Venus, Saturn and Mercury are all in this image...as well as the Earth. One of the passions my dad and I shared is a keen interest in the cosmos....we used to love to ponder the meaning of it all...the vastness...try to wrap our minds around the complexities of the known and imagine what might be revealed in the next new images from telescopes pointed towards the heavens.
I am so glad he is free now, free to explore and find some answers to the questions we would constantly ask each other. His light will always be bright in my heart and I shall miss sharing my work with him. He loved the new sculptures and natural creations. His last words to me were to keep going with my new direction...to keep being creative, to bring beauty into people's lives. So...I will, again...soon.
Thank you to everyone who has sent messages of hope and support....they are greatly appreciated. Each moment of kindness that we share with one another makes such a difference...thank you. I will be back here soon posting new works...I just need a little more of an adjustment period to get used to life without my best friend.