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Rose petals


Silverplate88 here.

The last post above has her icon from Autumn Whisperlings, poem and artwork by Enayla, Linda Bergkvist, from 2002, in Deviant Art.  She talks of the Autumn faerie who dances along as the leaves fall, passes with the advent of Winter, and is reborn again the following Fall.  Ki loves the poem and the image and asked Linda to publish a closeup of AW's face so Ki could use it as her default, which she did for many seasons. It is always appropriate to the cycle of years...

Another special image is the candle.  When you light it, you turn its wax into energy and illumination.  As it consumes, the energy stays constant and the wax grows less. When both the wax fuel and the wick are gone, the physical light vanishes but the memory of the warmth and flame can stay in your mind and heart as long as you want.

That's a metaphor true of your life, my life, Ki's, and those whom we touch in whatever way we do.

From Peter, Paul, and Mary, folk group writing in 1986:

"Light One Candle for those who are suffering
A pain they learned so long ago;
Light One Candle to bind us together
With peace as the song in our heart;
What is the memory that's valued so highly
That we keep it alive in that flame?
What's the commitment to those who have died?
Don't let the light go out,
It's lasted for so many years --
Let it shine through our love and our tears!"

And from Evangeline Dien Brine Markvoort, LJ UserID 65RedRoses,
  a young student actress and teacher who traveled into her new life free from CF:

"I will live forever in the hearts of those who love me."

What Ki and Eva left us, one each, is a candle.
What Ki lived for.
And still does.

We can always light another candle.  As we wish.  As we remember.

Blessings Be from Brad