The Circle of Life. In my post this month on WEP (check it out at the link below the image), I need to share faces of those who have come and those who have gone. In February 2013 my sister and I lost our father (Archie) and two months later she lost a very, very dear friend (Marc) who had greatly influenced her life. After our father’s passing, a new life was born into our family (Alienor) and helped, with a strong yet gentle touch, to bring a sense of healing amidst our grief. Another new life came to us (Emma) after the loss of my sister’s friend. In January 2014 my mother, very suddenly lost her brother, our uncle Phil. We are all still reeling from this. Then, as if planned, yet again, the birth of a new life in our family (Ruby) has brought the same strong yet gentle touch of healing as before. The circle of life personified. I cry and I laugh when I think of this. I mourn, but also cherish the life gone and the life beginning. What is in a face? A whole lifetime lived. A whole life yet to be lived. Memories, and hope. Cherish the faces you see every day. Don’t be afraid of losing them, but don’t take them for granted either. The circle of life is present in every face you see.
|Archie, Dad 2-12-13|
|Alienor, second cousin, 2-22-13|
|Marc, our friend|
|Uncle Phil, 1-22-14|
|Ruby Lu, family 1-30-14|