reach out, feel your way, unfold into the unknown

be beautiful in the moment

be wild and brave in uncertainty

Last xmas I made this calendar, writing intuitively in response to the photos I’d chosen.

I had no idea then that these words would be the best I could say to farewell a brave little soul as she leaves this world to find her way in a new one – to “ramble the stars wild-hearted and wondering” (as suggested by @sarah.patience.elwell)

Last night, of all the possible nights, the thin veil parted to let this little one cross over. We talk of Samhain as a time when the spirit world walks among us. Perhaps this is also a time for the living to cross over. A time when all the energy and effort spent trying to stay alive is released and the spirit is freed to move on.

Farewell my dark gypsy queen, my feisty willful companion.