These photos are dedicated to Jane, a dear friend and kindred spirit who passed away yesterday evening. She taught me to live in Joy and with Curiosity, always seeking Truth. With an armful of daffodils and grape hyacinth, I went to visit her yesterday afternoon, hoping to fill her with the scent of spring (how she loved the days of spring!).
I found her in much worse shape than I anticipated and left in sobs, sadness lingering over my heart.
Upon returning home, I grabbed my camera and settled onto my new ladybug tree swing, spinning circle after circle, imagining myself a whirling dervish, gently urging my heart to Love and to Let Go.
Jane would have liked to hear about my new ladybug tree swing.
Toward dusk I returned inside. Soon after, I received a phone call from my mother. Jane Clawson had passed away, a bouquet of daffodils resting on her chest. I'd like to think that her last breaths were sweet, gently carrying her across the threshold of her life and into the welcoming arms of an eternal Spring.