“Because faith, belief, forever are only words, no matter. Because matter disappears, always and eventually.” Excerpt from After Words, by Kimberly Blaeser
After over a decade, I met a friend who was just starting out on an IVF journey while I had just come out on the other side with a new baby. We are friends in faith from a long time ago with paths so intertwined that it seemed apt that I find her again. Her journey turned out to be long and tumultuous- filled with love, laughter, loss and longing- like most such journeys are. I know she is stronger for it and I know her faith is going to make the world a better place.
After her baby boy passed away, she was gifted a rainbow child and she asked me make her a artwork to commemorate her story- a story with heartbeats and daimoku, a story with angels and lotuses, a story with one chapter that ended too briefly and another song that came shortly after.
Dear Smish, Alex, Anik and Avi- May this visual depiction of color, line and memories bring you joy in the everyday!
Tiny successes certainly do bring on the motivation. One of my blog posts ‘Clearing the creative clutter in my head’ was featured on EmptyEasel and FnONewsletters and that brought on the drive to blog more frequently and within a defined structure. So, I’m defining the three main categories that I will blog about:
I will also throw in an occassional contest or some advice. If there any any other kind of post you’d like to me to write about, do let me know in the comments section.