Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wistful Wednesday

 On Saturday we scattered our beloved 17 year old nephews ashes in the hills above our city. On one side of the (above photo) hill you can view the Port and out to sea, keep swimming and you will eventually get to South America!

To the other side (above) are views over the city and on to the nearby Mountain ranges. There wasn't a breath of wind, and as we laid our boy to rest 3 bell birds suddenly shot out of the bushes, circled around and 2 flew away with one remaining for about 5 minutes in a cabbage tree overhead, almost like it was checking to see if all was well before it too flew away. Just lovely.

Rest easy, Matt. We love you and miss you so much.

12 comments:

Stickup Artist said...

I hardly know what to say. I do know your pain and also know how that pain transforms one in so many ways which are deep and personal. One couldn't have picked a more gorgeous and expansive place in which to celebrate the gift of this young person whose time here on earth was all to brief for those who would have liked to have been with him so much longer. It is so lovely to have the image of those 3 birds in just that spot.

...louciao... said...

I can only hope the beauty of the scenery helped soothe the ache in your heart a little, and the presence of the birds lift your spirit.

Steve said...

More than anything else I knpw Nature heals and comforts when words fail.

Rol said...

That's the sort of place I'd want scattering when my time comes.

The Sagittarian said...

StickUp-thanks, it was a great 'message' from the birds I reckon.

Louciao-It is a beautiful place up there, there is even a stone hut with a huge fireplace and you can have picnics I guess. Very peaceful on a good day.

Steve - I had a dog once, called Scottie, and she would help just by sitting next to whoever needed comfort and snuggled close to them and nudged your arm so it was around her.

Rol- I agree, but make sure you just take your time, buddy, there's plenty of room up there.

ρομπερτ said...

Rare things tend to search for something alike.


Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

Owen said...

Can only offer up a moment of silence to share your pain and loss...

Thinking of you...

rb said...

Yes, I too would want to be scattered somewhere like that.

Your country is just so beautiful.

Big hugs, Saggy xx

The Sagittarian said...

Robert, Owen, RB - thanks so much.

kj said...

sag, look up in the sky we share and you may see my blessings and prayers for you and your family. i'm glad this day was peaceful and sacred for you.

happy holidays sag. ♥

The Poet Laura-eate said...

What a terrible task for you, alleviated only slightly perhaps by such stunning scenery.

My thoughts are with you.

Lx

VioletSky said...

this is a stunningly beautiful spot to view eternity.