Monday, September 23, 2013

A Time for Stillness...



Death is a part of life, a transition that inevitably affects every living thing. Nature takes it in stride as if it were a change of season. But then, isn't it? What affects us most when a loved one passes is not so much the change of season or their death but the ultimate loss. Not being able to see them, talk to them, embrace them seems like a harsh ending of sorts, almost a punishment. On this earth, we live so much in the physical realm, in the senses. These senses make us feel alive and connected. When we are unable to use those senses to connect to another, it feels like some kind of abandonment. Memories are all that is left. Sometimes, in my dreams, I take hold of a visiting angel's wing and travel to that place far away in the misty ether where loved ones go in their change of season. Being in their presence, seeing their smiles, is enough to calm my stirring heart, if only for a night.





I want to thank many of you who left such lovely comments and sent comforting emails. I am deeply grateful for your kindnesses. Thank you, thank you. As there is a time for everything, this will be my time for stillness as I spend more time with my family while we navigate this road ahead without one of our loved ones. I will take a short break from The Sage Butterfly but will return next year. I wish you all a beautiful autumn season and happy holidays to come.

© copyright 2013 Michelle A. Potter

34 comments:

  1. You are in my thoughts in this difficult time for you and your family. I look forward to seeing you back here next year, I will be looking for you :-)

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    1. You are very kind, Helene. Thank you for your supportive words.

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  2. Warm thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Michelle.

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  3. You have been in my thoughts these last few months, Michelle. Wishing you time to heal and hoping the stillness will bring you and your family peace and comfort.

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  4. Take this time during these still seasons to be with those you love. Those who love you here will be waiting for you my friend when you return. You know I am always here if you ever need anything.

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    1. Your words of comfort are so kind. Thank you, Donna.

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  5. Michelle, I hope the holidays are healing for you. And I hope your garden is a place of solace and peace for you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. You have such a beautiful way to put words on paper. I am so sorry for your loss and hope that you take solace and understanding from your garden and with your family. Hugs.

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  7. We will miss you, but take time to heal. God Bless You. P. x

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  8. Gardening can be comforting during times of grieving. Thinking of you.

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  9. I am so sorry. Sending you love and looking forward to being able to enjoy more of your beautiful writing again one day.

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  10. I was so sorry to just learn about this. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. (Sandra at Greenwoman Magazine)

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  11. For all the joy you bring through your photography and flowers, one hopes that joy will soon come round to you, when the heart break and the stillness lingers too too long. For now, enjoy the memories and may the stillness bring you peace.

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    1. Such a kind comment...thank you so much.

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  12. So sorry to hear of your loss, Myra and I send our sincere condolences.

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  13. Suffering a recent loss this past week, I can really feel for you. Take care.

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    1. So sorry to hear that...take good care...

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  14. Gorgeous blog and photos. Now following you on Bloglovin
    Keren
    From my blog: Fabulous-farmliving

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    1. Hello...nice to meet you....and thank you.

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I see 'em bloom for me and for you
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