Monday, June 28, 2010

Time for reflection

And so I finished the third leaf ring - here is the final one, its' hematite 'eye' reflecting its' fraternal twin.

In the time between the last design journal entry and this one much has happened.  A time of reflection and remembrance.  A time of searching through an archive of family photographs to find the one, salient image that could attempt to recreate the spirit of a loved one departed.  My Grandmother and I are fraternal twins of a kind - we were born on the same day, two generations apart.  As it turned out, finding the photograph was an easy task. It is a casual snapshot but stood out from all the other hundreds of images because my Grandmother's eyes look straight out into the lens held by my Grandfather.  And she is smiling.  It is not posed or formal.  It is full of life and movement, a fleeting moment in time captured in a far far distant foreign land over fifty years ago.  
I miss her.

"May the roads rise to meet you,May the wind be always at your back,May the sun shine warm upon your face,The rain fall soft upon your fieldsAnd, until we meet again,May God hold you in the hollow of his hand."
Celtic Blessing, Anon

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