Saturday, March 29, 2008

Do Not Weep

I wish I had had the foresight to ask Mom the questions I always had in the back of my mind...
As I make these pages about her, I realize how much time I wasted and how different my priorities are than hers. If only I had known that her end would be coming so soon, I would have made the time and set aside any stones impeding our way. Too late now. The only thing left to do is for me to remember her in a positive way. Maybe give a bit of insight about her life to my siblings. Maybe my artistry (yes, this is the first time in my life that I consider my pages art!) will help them down the road. My wish is that when they look at this book they can remember the good times they had with her and maybe learn something that they didn't know already.
Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am the starshine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I do not die. - Mary E. Frye- 1932

--Poem by Mary E. Frye, 1932
--Font: Penstyle
--Robin - stock exchange photo 524281.
--Nest - stock exchange photo 76874
--Orange Butterfly - Butterflies #1 by O.N. Designs
--Bg. ppr. in soft light mode, Raffia Flowers, vine, bugs, tiny butterflies and pink (carnation) flowers from Verde Kit by Sausan Designs
--Branches with luscious green leaves and baby's breath from Spring Fling, The Elements by Birgit Kerr.
--Bright green leaves along the left bottom side from Painted Doodles No. 2 by ON Designs
--Pink crepe flower from Kit No. 14 by ON Designs brushes from Obsidian Dawn
--Base bg. ppr. from Afternoon Serenade (March grabbag) by Meredith Fenwick
--Yellow bug from Birdy elements by Sausan Designs
--Alpha - ON Designs Alpha No. 2
--Pink flower and remember label from Lingering Joys, the elements, by Birgit Kerr long flower from Garden Variety by Doris Castle (unavailable)
Stream photo blended in the backgroun is from Amy Pearson's A Walk in the Woods stock photos set.
Barn/Farm blended in the background is from Stephanie O'Neill's Farms and Barns

1 comment:

Rachael Giallongo said...

I so love that poem... so comforting!