As the Wheel of the Year turns, coming closer to Hallowe'en/Samhain and Christmas/Yule, many people remember those they have lost, whether long ago or recently.
This time of the year is often sadder for the lack of those gone ahead. However, we can (and MUST) intentionally remember the holidays when we HAD those we've lost. Recall those times that were funny and joyous - or just there.
A very kind person has a blog specifically for the grieving process: Modern Mourner. She very kindly blogged on one of my rings (my own favorite), "Time Passes". The ring she chose is actually Time Passes II, made for a more industrial, heavy duty look. I like this phrase, from "New Moon" of Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer, because it reminds us that the raw, killing pain of our grief, whether it's loss of a loved one or any other pain, WILL diminish.
We just need to SURVIVE, until we can breathe and see and remember that there can still be sunshine. After all, without the night, one cannot appreciate the sunrise.
I'm a back-to-earth pseudo-geek, loving natural colors, tones and textures. A few years ago, I discovered a passion for jewelry design that allows me to put that love into physical form! AND have fun :) So in between working in the sterile environment of IT, I get to run my fingers through metals, minerals and gems (oh my!) Last year, I got the "metal bug" and have leapt into ...OK...got sucked into metalsmithing, as well as stringing and minor wire wrapping.