TO THE TRIPLETS
ELISABETH, ERIKA, EVA
still my hero today
as she dances across the galaxies
and so many still look to her through her books and vast knowledge gained by sitting bedside, and travels across the globe as she held the hands and listened to the hearts and stories of the dying.
Oh how we miss her brilliant smile,
her dedication to life and its wonder
and have to grin when thinking of her ways of letting all know that she indeed walked her walk, and let all know exactly what was on her mind along the journey.
She was a pioneer, a visionary, a brilliant spectrum of color, of wording and of tenderness with those dying and the ones who love.
With a depth of oceans, and colors yet to be seen by rainbows as she graced the world and took others by storm riding lightning bolts
she now dances on in the Next Place;
and oh how I would just love to hear her thoughts now as so many jump to invent the grief wheel over and again, with theories, with revamping her phases and stages, and circles and cycles of death and dying, grief and loss, bereavement and the flight of the butterfly.
The magic, the music, the pain and the loss
along with the understanding that Dear Elisabeth gave so many along their very personal journey has allowed many to find the light of healing ways.
And today, out in Arizona her beautiful son Ken remembers his beloved Mom;
her sister remembers a lifetime shared
others in the family will remember
and will probably gather.
Elisabeth is watching
as ET would raise a finger
we all hold her and remember her
and she made us feel at home, while recognizing that home is where and what lies within.
The light that burns brightly within us,
knowing that we
can and will survive tragedies, pain of loss and grief, if we choose to.
A woman who traveled the world, and who knew loss; who was a survivor.
A woman who was brilliant and had a light within so bright that she shared it with others freely.
Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We give thanks for your life,
and I am grateful.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
Today, we also light our fires and hold all UP
in prayer and thoughts.
Prayers going up to the family of Jaren Gasse who released balloons yesterday on Honeymoon island on the 5th anniversary of her sudden and tragic death. As they asked her to be with them; to show herself in each breath as they remembered her; only to see the hummingbirds, the butterflies, the dolphins dancing just for them in the waters as a family together with Jaren surrounding them…
For those suffering the heat, in and around the country and the fires out in Colorado; we are thinking of you, and sending you strength and hope.
Those in Europe who are now in the floods and trying to swim, boat through their streets, we are thinking about you there.
For those in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby.
For Ali, as she mourns the death of her “POP” in SC.
For Ali, as she mourns the death of her “POP” in SC.
For EE in Colorado who is having breathing difficulties out there and feeling weak today;
we are standing with you.
we are standing with you.
For Debbie Koenig we continue to stand as your beloved son Thomas O’Brien dances on the galaxies now.
For Dianne Gray and Ken as they mourn the loss of her beloved kitty Ceylon in AZ.
For those who have asked and we are standing with you in your time of sorrow, angst, difficulties.
The fire is burning brightly,
the sage is in the air
for all who gather here
and all in the prayer bowl.
Thomas O’Brien is soaring in spirit land and sending messages to his beloved Mom all the time; Debbie Koenig, Ali Legend, and her Dad and children, Heather Belle, Carolyn, Rog, Dusty, the 5,000 guardians now standing for a young man in transition with candles burning.
KM, Osh Kosh, Katie and Bill Majestic, Marvin, Layne, Lori, Jim, Dianne, Ken, Heidi, Julia, Rolling Thunder, Carol, The 4 leggeds, The Schram/Korabek family, Kyle, Mark, Todd, Yvonne, Harry, Kevin, Jen, Charles, Glenn, “the littleOne”, Anne Klein, Monica Graff, Penny, Chris, Joy, Anne, Sara, Jenn, Shirley, AnneMary, Michael, Jeannie, Tink, Patti Labelle and family, The Wounded Warrior Brigade of Walter Reed, Warren Buffet, Best of health be restored to you sir, Kyle Jones in TN; a magic maker, a musician and a good man, Miss America who took time out of her schedule to make a young man get his smile on while in the ICU, Thomas O’Brien sure did enjoy her visit, and was able to enjoy dinner out with her as well, new friendships made there indeed, Dave Glenn Alley a talented musician who is extending himself in service to others, blessings to you friend,
Seth Greenberg and family, Eileen D. and family, Steve and family, Anne, A, Sandy, “EI”, Kev, Chris,
Lyle Emerson and his family in Buffalo and little Kendra 3 years old who is fighting Lymphoblastic Leukemia,
Bernice Etsitty and the life of her son, gone too soon Garrett Joe,
Duke Limongello who was murdered 9 years ago; his mom Jean Limongello,
and all the children of all colors
gone tooo soon,
OUR President and his family
of our United States of America,
those who are serving our Nation and their service animals
and all who have served
and their families,
May the Creator bless you for holding us in your arms to protect our freedoms.
We will remember.
Sherry Reed, Mary Grace, Shirley, DLB, Dot/COB/Mom, Angela, Kamryn Elijah, D’Vante, Linda McDonald,Joan & Olivia,
danLrene, CJ, Florence, Jenn, Bill, Denise, Ashe, Stuart Jr, Barry Gibb, his family, Whitney, the Houston family, the family of our disco queen Donna Summer as she now joins heavens musical greats;
Dianne, Ken, Andre, Bill, Taft Abras, Mary Labyaks’ family , Andrea, Patti, Jamie, Sasha, Kerri, Josh, Kar, Cash, Neil, Lori, Cindi, Tom, Shasta, Bill Simpson and Family, Jenn, Steph, Dana, Kari, Sandy, Marty, Marsha, Wanda, Ellen, Cindee, Peggy, Joyce Cruz, a CANCER survivor working at Southwest Airlines *it was an honor to meet you dear one*, Ike Davis, in New Mexico, an artisan who plays in the mud and creates beautiful tings out there, *http://www.negroartist.com/* what a joy you are to so many of SOUTHWEST, thank you for visiting with me, prayers of continued success and tobacco to your Pueblo uncle! and for Christos Fandaros, Thomas Galvin, John Knudson, Curtis, Susie Langham, Stasia and Billy Hall, Christina Chavez and Rick and Ryan, Pam Meyer, Whitney, Diane Bystista, Susan, Leann Vincent, Roxanne Duran, Carole Poppendeck, Mary Jo H-shortes, Bridget, Robert Tanner Mara Tanner, Yolanda L Acosta, Antonio F. Balderrama, Denise Flowers, Lisa Balance, Sherry Stedman, Rose, Marquette, Acosta, Ortega, The Pueblo Peoples,
All those I was honored to spend time with in
“VA, DC, MD, FL, CT, PA, Ohio, Michigan, South Dakotas, Geisinger Medical Center, Michigan, Oklahoma, Ohio, Solaris Hospice, Evercare, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Gesinger, Crossroads Hospice, New Hope Hospice, Comfort Keepers KS, El Paso, Santa Fe, Albuquerque”
Jeremy, Florence, Cal, Sarch, our friends of Portugal, Mike, AnnMary,Stephanie, Jimmy, Keli, Kasi, Katherine, Julie, Allan, Lynda,LeeAnn, KS Comfort Keepers, Stephen Bright, Linda and staff Melody,Brenda A and children Sarah, David Rachel; Gloria, Pete, Fred, Max, JJ, Barb and Leo Henning, Rick Fechner, Ryan Baurain, Melissa Reid, “Probation Professional pals”, Jim Vander May (*who has been working in the Professional field for 45 years in Michigan*, Dale, Herschel, Bonnie, Louise, Holly, Jerry, Faith, Yvette, Happy, Audrey, and Rod Markowski and family, Lynn, Ryan, Jordon, Darryl Markowski, I thank you for your service) Brian Markowski, Shannon Becker, Nick, Reagan, Dr Iris Taylor of Detroit Medical Center,, please take best care of you) Sandy R. Carol, Stephanie, Geri, Chris, Matt, those in Oklahoma City, in Tulsa, In Ft Worth, Dallas, Ike, Isabel, Teresa, Janelle, Patricia, Susan, Karen, Laura in Yuba City CA, The Walter Reed Warrior Transition Brigade, Hope Hospice, Crossroads Hospice and those who care out there working and walking the walk, Perry, Clayton, George, Janet, and all in green! Rick, Calley, Ron, Rebekeh, Brenda, Becca, Audrey, Gabe, Dena, Beth, Lill, Jay Hanson, Jennifer, Beth Jett, Huntsville AL, Sheri, Wendy Reese and family, Sandy, Toby, Edith Vaughn and family,Susan, Greg and Kyle Korabek (Landon Korabek on the other side now), Stephen Bright and family, Walter Littlemoon, Jane, Laura, Mitch, Jenn, Chris, Mary, Taft, Martha Deaver, Morris, Dahlee, Rose Brick, The Baitinger Family, The Yaslowitz Family, The St Petersbug PD, Congresswoman Gabbie and her family, Dahlee in NJ, Judy Kelley, beloved husband and family, Jennifer, (now being watched over by her beloved husband and child), Norma, EE, Little Cub to CJ and Angel eyes Jack, Daniel, Dave, Cindy and Steve, Marty, Sweet Pea and Pie Face, Florence, Jeremy, Dennis, Darrel, Greg, Leroy, Rebekka, Carly, John, Diana, Crystal, Karen, Janet, Callie, Lorie, Laura, Larry, Clive,
2 Wolves and Jinx in SD, (http://www.2wolvescreations.com/)
Kelly and family,Judy W and her 4 sons up there in New England, Cherokee Wick, Benni, Gayle, Jonathan, Great Aunt Effie’s family, Marilyn Warren, Ilene, Tweak and Chris, Jen and Brian, Ericka, Shannon, Hannah Sherabow, Pam C. and family, Susan S., Angela A., Nancy W, Sue G, Kelly and family, Susan Brouse, Cindy and Stevie, Kim, Olatz, EVB, Guin, Yiva, Mary, Sandra and family, Christina Helen, Dotti B., Susan and Greg, Amy, Becky and Barry Long, Christina, Matt and children, Aaron, Lisa and family, Freda, Linda Katie, Pat D, Tink and Mitch, LITTLE Ben, Jerry, Trish, Barb, Anastasia, Mary, Rylee, Lindsay, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Johnny, Bobby and the Tucker Family, The Spraker Family,Kenny H, Michelle, Sandy, Addie and family in Canada, Sandy, BraveHeart, Rowena, Chris, Robyn Elizabeth, Jean, Duke,Rowena, Chris, Baby Robyn Elizabeth, Diane Smallze and family, Patti and family, The Korabek Family and friends, The Gasse Family and Friends,
Officer Crawford of St Petersburg, The Kocab Family, baby Lilly Nicole Kocab, The Curtis Family, Tarpon PD, those serving here and there in Uniform… Those now walking The Thin Blue Line, (far to many joining that line recently across our Nation),
Mylee, Mikey and family in DC, Jack M & Janis in OC, Stephen, Stuart Wittel (back from his 4th tour as a fighter pilot of the US MARINES inAfghanistan) and his parents Sandy and Stuart, Lavie Coltrane and family, Andrea Gasse and family here and in New England, Ali and family, Randy and Winnie in New Mexico, Jill Wheaton L, Dr Peter in NY, Dr Rev Bev, Irene M, Bernice, Eileen and family, Vicki, Matthew and family, Chris, Lovie, Nancy, Pedro and Our adopted family in BRAZIL, Our North American Black American Bears, The Windcross Convservacy and those beautiful Spanish Mustangs known as “pocket ponies”… the dolpins , always our most remarkable dolphins!!!
Anne, Jim, JADE, Cynthia, Joseph, Cathy Madden, Nathan, and her family., Cindy in NC, Liz, Lee, Molly, Joanie, Jude, COFA, Judi, Ken, Matthew, Nick, Matt, Mark’s family and many friends , Pat, Irene, Kevin, Dr D, Deb, Randy, Dr B, Isabelle, Kelsey, Sabrina , Charlie and family, Jean, Julie, Rhonda, Victoria, Mildred, Andi and family, Faith, Denise, Jim, Tom, Joey, Shelby friends and family, Judi, Phylis, Joyce, Gina, Tonya, Beverly and Family, Janeth, Melissa,Virginia, Stacey, Elizabeth, Nita, Gary Siegal, Adrienna, Brian Mawbey, the Boyan Family, Jean R and friend Christy Rider, Victoria and hubbie, Stephen, Gayle, Steph, Chris, Erica, Eileen, John, Mindy, Jack, Susan Werth Becken, her brother Mike and family, Craig James Lightfoot and his family, Kenny, Audrey, Ed Saner, Patty Crowley, Bennie, Gail, Jonathan, Moe, Beverly, Dennis, Peter, Trish, Cynthia, Heidi and her family, Kathy Knights family, Edith Vaughn, Candy, Cynthia, Jenn, Eve, Edith, Jason, Karen, Linda, Joyce, Belinda, Jeanette, Jennifer, Patti, Sandy S, and . ..
(Feel free to let me know if you would like to add your/or a friends name to our prayer bowl.
“The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.”
Walk in Beauty,
- Astrology July 8, 2012: Mars Quinqunx Neptune (cosmiclifecoach.wordpress.com)
- Beautiful People do not Just Happen (positivethoughtsonlife.wordpress.com)
- Paging Elisabeth Kubler-Ross* (slog.thestranger.com)
- Accepting my call to ministry was similar to Elisabeth Kübler-Ross five-step grieving process (telephonepastor.wordpress.com)
- TODAY JAMFEST! One Love Palm Harbor FL (drses.wordpress.com)
- Sparkle (cast-light.com)
- Beautiful people do not just happen (magnoliabeginnings.org)
- Motoi Yamamoto grieves with an elaborate salt installation (charlestoncitypaper.com)