To Love and Let Go



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.

8 comments:

Maria said...

This is soo beautiful. So sorry for the loss of your friend.

e.o.w. said...

Thank you Maria.

Char said...

(hugs) i'm so sorry for your loss. many thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

ELK said...

so very sorry for this loss..but Elizabeth what a blessing to have been able to give to her and receive back

S. Etole said...

I'm so very sorry ... what a memory to treasure

Caroline said...

Found your blog through flickr...but I see we have many blog buddies in common. How have I not come across you sooner. Jane seemed like a lovely soul...I am sure she is dancing in heaven.

elizabeth said...

My heart is with you in your loss. This post is a beautiful tribute to her, as are the photos. I hope the smell of spring carried her over the threshold peacefully.

Ann Kroeker said...

Beautiful tribute. Your friend has inspired the whirl of joy even in the midst of grief.