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At my friends home in Port Townsend, a woman of expansive heart and great compassion.
Made a quick trip up there for a memorial, another wonderful old friend passed away from cancer. Many thoughts and memories rolling around in my head and heart...good ones. I lived near here for about 15 years, 9 of those years with my husband David who also passed away.
THis woman helped me through that time, just as I helped her when her husband passed sever years earlier. Community... that is what I had there. Music Potlucks on THursday at our house, organic farmers surrounding me, playing on the beaches with the kids large and small...
and i left why?
Well, my life fell apart after David died, and then my mom needed me down here. Actually I needed her!
THis is honoring that abiding sense of community...
THis is in honor of both DavidReel, and of Niels Holms... Niels passed on recently and the memorial Saturday was a celebration of his life. We had one like that for David back in 1996, with teh same community... celebrations with food, music, dancing, pictures and stories, many many hugs and tears and laughter, lasting for hours as we gathered together in their memory.
We are all a bit older now, but I was overcome by the timelessness of our sharing and honoring.
I miss Port Townsend... maybe someday I shall return.
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