I started a garden in the back which is flourishing and which has also brought an abundance of new life with it . We hear birdsong now . Lovely butterflies flutter about . Sneaky squirrels steal our bulbs and neighbourhood cats steal our catnip and we laugh . We laugh because before all of that , all there was behind our building were large bins of overflowing garbage and now there is a secret garden with blooms , blossoms , and birdsong. A small miracle.
We have had quite a few health scares with Tulip over the past year since Lewis has left us but each time she has come back to us reminding us of the delicate balance between life and death and also reminding us to treasure all we are blessed with .
I paint more often now and take pleasure in bringing more art into my life and into my friends' lives .
I would like to believe Lewis , his spirit , his small yet important life , has left us with a heightened sense of thankfulness. A heightened awareness that although life takes and gives and often not proportionally, whatever it is that we love/ loved , we carry forevermore.We carry Lewis in our hearts. Forevermore.
LP , " Rest in peace Sweet Angel Boy. You are loved .You are forever in our hearts. We miss you. You will always bring a smile to our face when we say your name."
Have a Marvelous Monday.
See you soon.
the critters in The Cottage xo