Four years ago today, December 21, 2014,  my brother Ronnie died. It was a terrible blow for our family. Because his death fell so close to Christmas I marked our loss on the Tree Skirt.

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I added a small silver angel beside Ronnie’s name. I used the same signifier for my Grandmother, my Father-in-Law, and our very kind Brother-in-Law.

The Christmas Tree Skirt which once felt very joyful to me now feels less so.

 

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Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic

~ Van Morrison

 

 

3 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Skirt, Part II

  1. I have been teary and sad since 4:00 this morning. Plainly you have lived this day similarly. Thank you darling for marking Ronnie on the Christmas Tree skirt with a silver angel. We miss him greatly, but at the same time celebrate having had him.

    I hope your joy will return over the work of meaningful beauty you have created on this skirt. You have made a wonderful tribute for those you love and have gone on before us.

    God has blessed you in very special ways. I thank God for YOU.

    I love you more than you can imagine. Mom

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  2. The picture of Ronnie and the poem touch me deeply. I am seeing this on the iPad much better than the phone.

    I wonder how you find poetry that goes to the spirit of your art and thoughts? Mom

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  3. Angela, would you make a copy of Ron’s picture for me please? His face is clearly seen and that means so much to me. Thank you my darling. Mom

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