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"From conception the increase
From increase the swelling
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---- Maori Creation Chant

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45 million voices Abortion stories

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Animal Police
Animals and Politics
Animal in WI Recomended Site
Anti-Slavery International
More animal links on my website under Social Change Moon
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Archetypes
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Ashes & Snow use mouse on each picture
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Banking on Heaven polygamy video
Beautiful Links
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"A Libra whose element is air. She makes birds and what is happening to the air (and herself) through birds"
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Hello Mother and Goodbye

So this is the day and the hour you passed, one year ago today.  All alone, your breakfast on the table, sitting on your favorite chair, watching out the large front room window.  I am sitting here mother, half eaten breakfast on the table, looking out the picture window.  I am alone. 

I left myself behind in pieces
I know you'll need them when I'm gone.
I am you, so much of you in me and we together are Grace. 
Your mother died on First Light, your wedding anniversary.  Grace, Aug 2, 1886 - Feb. 2, 1956.
You were buried on that day as you willed.  
Rose Frances, July 20, 1918 - Jan. 29, 2010. 
You gave me everything I know, good and bad.  Virginia. 

You, a WWII veteran who loved her service and hated war.  One of the first women ever in the US military and you made it beautiful.  Married another Sergeant, Fred, born the same year as you, one more stripe, in your uniforms standing at attention, a white orchid the only sign that this was your wedding day. 

You, who carried the flag crying at the honor, four uniformed women all around you carrying flashlights watching for snakes in the early morning darkness, your tears on the flag as it Rose in the air.  As your spirit Rose today, one year ago today Jan. 29, 2010. 

You, who were loved by the whole family. Saying the rosary, weaving your spells, knowing the future.  "You will cry so hard when I am gone", she said.   "No I won't", I said. 
But I am crying. 

"You keep this ring", Rose said.  "You will need it when I'm gone".  Your mother gave you a diamond so you would not marry the pig farmer, remember?  Grace did not like him and said, "I will buy you a diamond, you do not have to marry him to get one".  And she took all the money she was saving and bought you a diamond ring.  And when his mother came to seal the deal with the matchmaker, Grace hid you upstairs and said no.  But I will give them a farm said his mother, they will be rich but Grace said, No.  When you were dying you gave me a diamond ring.  Do you know that you were imitating Grace, replaying that moment?   The line of women in our family who are loyal only to the Maiden, wedded to one another, protecting each other where we can.  Only death stopped you.   I carry on. I have rented your house, mother.  I know you are saying, about time.  But the new people moving in today make it clear that you will never return.

No one knew you as I did.  No one knew me as you did.  You, who played victim and fought for your rights, bitter and sweet.  I am you and you are me, always.

Ai,  Ai,  Ai, I am a feather in the wind, my mother, my mother.


if there is no one beside you
when your soul embarks
we all follow you
into the dark
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                                                  ..........Southland
Candlemass - First Light - Groundhog Day -  Feb. 2, marking the half way point to the Spring Equinox in March.  These half way points are called cross quarter days and the time afterward is called the quickening toward the next season's Quarter Day which is always an equinox or solstice.

Feb. 2, First Light to the Spring Equinox is the time of the quickening to Spring. Soon now after First Light the the frozen earth will begin to warm and move toward rebirth. Snow will melt, water appears.  The big thing to notice is the light's return.  Now it is light when the alarm rings in the morning and when you are driving home from work.  The great womb of darkness is loosening its grip on our perceptions.  The cold lingers.  But the light promises the warmth's return.  Take comfort in the light.  Praise the light. 

New things are being formed hidden beneath your consciousness.  The Winter Solstice wish is materializing.

The strong return with new purpose, the weak live on in purgatory. That which is too weak to live again, dies and passes into dissipation. Only energy and the DNA endure. That which dies mutates as it is reabsorbed into the whole. One backward glance, a surge of love and regret - then the living turn toward the wind and the beauty of the world in the glory of her manifestations

Hail Rose,
Daughter of Grace,
Your Lord is with you.
Blessed are thou among women,
so bless the fruit of your womb, Virginia.
Holy Rose, Mother of Mine.
Pray for me and forgive my sins,
Now and at the Hour of my Death.

Amen


7 Comments:

Blogger Searcher said...

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9:03 AM, January 29, 2011  
Blogger sirius said...

Hi, Such a sweet memoir of your mother. Must be a hard day today, but filled with wonderful memories. Be strong and take care of yourself.

- Chuck

1:13 PM, January 29, 2011  
Blogger Double Jointed Fingers said...

Words fail me at the moment. Such a beautiful, heartwarming, tribute. It can't have been easy for you. Filled with such beauty and and soul wrenching at the same time. You are part of a long line of amazingly strong women. I hope you know how wonderful, yet rare, that is.

Love and blessings to you. May you reap the rewards you so rightly deserve.

Love,
Cyn

PS, you new place is equally amazing! I feel at peace here.

12:11 PM, January 30, 2011  
Blogger Greenconsciousness said...

Dear Cyn,

Thank you, buddy. Although usually more private, I felt I had to say it for Rose, for real, out loud on our one year anniversary. She would love hearing it. My blog is the place I speak out loud.

Uppity Woman suggested I get a blog that I and other people could actually read. She helped me set up at another place but i am old and used to Blogger and could not get my domain name over there. Then, after some back and forth, my webmaster, Chuck, of Get Sirius web design, did this for me. And I like it so much better than the old black one! I can't think what took me so long.

1:44 PM, January 30, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'll sing of Roses
even as winter snow
covers the ground

as Spring reposes
and the birds make no sound

I'll sing of Roses

if you should find me
lost in the valley of despair
oh please remind me
of days when life was fair

and sing of Roses

I'll sing of Roses
and for the hope
that roses bring

as Spring reposes
there's always my remembering

to sing of Roses.

5:40 PM, January 30, 2011  
Blogger Greenconsciousness said...

Anonymous,

How kind of you to bring me this achingly beautiful poem. I will return to it many times because it is comforting to me.

6:49 PM, January 30, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS CAME FROM MY FRIEND WHO HAS WRITTEN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LAMENT ON THE DEATH OF HER MOTHER. SHE PUBLISHED IT AS PART OF THE FUNERAL MEMORIALS AND I HAVE BEEN URGING HER TO SHARE IT PUBLICLY, MOSTLY BECAUSE I LIKE TO READ IT WHEN I AM MOURNING.

I'm putting together a Website made up of several blogs, including the one below. The blog is not finished and I started it actually several years ago. Shows you how slow I am. When the Website is up and running with all my little blogs ready and running and connected, I'll send you a link. It's possible you might throw stones, flowers and jewels at it. Or maybe nothing at all.

In any case, I put up the Lament (with a few tiny, tiny changes) to my mother with an introduction written today. Here it is:

http://ldjanakosfiction.blogspot.com

Of course, I felt the pain of her loss again. The sadness and confusion of her life. The lost connections. Her painful disappointments.

You can copy it and paste the Lament next to yours.

11:43 AM, February 13, 2011  

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