my dear friend passed a few days ago. read the previous posts for more details. but as i knew i couldn't attend a wake or funeral or anything like that....and because she always told me how much she loved our river - i knew i had to do something special in remembrance of her life and all of the lives she touched. last night, jam and i prayed for her safe passage into wherever we go...and we also prayed for a river day. ask and ye shall receive. it was a perfect river day for my friend Sci!
here are some ritualistic tools to commemorate my friends passing to the other side.
that glass is no normal glass! oh no! my sister C bought me a beautiful wine glass for dances at the community hall (i am the only one who drinks wine here). i took the beautiful glass that my sister gave me to a dance and my besty c knocked it out of my hands and said glass was shattered in a million pieces! we swept it up, and the next time my sister C was up visiting - she bought me an even more beautiful glass. it is hand-painted and it says "you had me at merlot" - bahahahahahahah! i think that my friend sci would love this glass. also pictured is one of my tiny pink roma tomatoes, which sci always said she loved and a canning lid.
if you can't read what the lid says, it says "in memory of my friend SciFiChick i love you".
we took all of these things down to the river. it was a beautiful day to commemorate my friends life.
i put the tomatoe and the canning lid ( which separated in the river) to ...i don't know....baptize them in her name?
after a few minutes, i took the lids out but left the tomatoe. i have big plans for that tomatoe.
you can barely see the tomatoe close to the middle of the pic...it is heading for the opposite bank.
this is our towel tree which most of you are familiar with.
i nailed the canning lid to the towel tree.
this is our commemorative lunch to celebrate our friend.
this is me in the river, wearing the crazy silk bag on my head, giving thanks for having knowing my friend as long as i did.
it was such a blessing to have her for as long as i did. and i am very thankful. please see the tribute posts to her below...and please check back tomorrow when i do "SciFiChick's Greatest Hits" - it's gonna be awesome!