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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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November 02, 2005

All Souls day

November 2nd is All Souls day.
All Souls day is a Catholic day of remembrance
for friends and loved ones who have passed away.
I have many loved ones who I remember on this day
my dear Dad
* who use to help me with my garden
he would be so proud of his grandchildren today.
My treasured Nan
* who gave me my love for old stuff.
My grandma
*who died on my 10th birthday
and gave me my love for cooking and keeping house,
my Pa
* who was English
and always had aspirations for me to become an opera singer
he obviously was tone deaf
& my grandfather
who taught me alot about organic gardening and permaculture.
How I miss them all !!!
but I have my memories
and for that I am grateful

the day after the wedding
I visited the cemetery where my dad & his parents are buried
I would love to be able to visit their graves today
but they are all buried at least 2 hours drive from here.
and my maternal grandparents are buried two hours away in the opposite direction

So I will gather up little photos of each them
* pick some flowers
* and light a candle in remembrance.
and sit with a cup of tea
* look through photos
and remember fondly
those that I have loved who have gone to Heaven
and in doing that
I am nurturing my own soul


Blogger Shirley said...

That sounds like a lovely idea.It's always good to remember people that are no longer with us. My husband has his dads grave in the uk, his mums grave is in Ireland, & my dads grave is in Ireland too, so at christmas we go to his dads's grave, and remember them all there.

7:41 am  
Blogger Amy said...

I second that one, it is a great idea, I could do this myself, there's a few great people who have been in my life that I'd like to pay tribute to.

8:41 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

A wonderful way to pay respect. Photos and memories of a special certain time. We miss our loved ones but now we have some very special angels watching over us and know they are smiling down on you as you remember them.

8:57 am  
Blogger Alice said...

That is one of the nicest tributes I've heard to dear family members now passed on. The interests and passions that they enjoyed are now being carried on by you. Somehow I feel sure they are thrilled with the way their legacy is being nurtured with so much love.

Have a blissful and peaceful day with your loved ones of the past, Robyn.

9:25 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Yes, what a wonderful time for reflecting on those we have lost. One of BJ's family members passed away yesterday actually so it will be a good day to reflect on our mortality and finding meaning in the midst of it.

9:27 am  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

November holds many memories for me of loved ones who both died in this month... I miss them all dearly, but remember them in very much the same way.

12:23 am  
Blogger sauvageblue said...

You have such a lovely blog. Funny we have been talking about "All Souls Day" or in spanish "Dia de los Muertos" and it is actually just as you have written a day to remember our loved ones. In latin America they take the favorite food or foods of the loved one to the grave site so they will have nourishment. Well I asked my honey what he would take me a he said a martini, big grin for me. So I told him not to forget the chocolates and champane. Happy All Souls Day to You!

3:47 am  
Blogger dolly said...

a wonderful tribut Ms*R... thanks for sharing...

7:06 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Memories are wonderful...but wondering...did the collage memory I sent arrive yet? *smile & a hug*

4:08 am  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

What a wonderful way of remembering those you love...thank you for sharing your memories...

2:51 am  

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