|Kristy and Jack|
Today is your birthday, and I would rather remember your birth than your death. I know your family and friends are all thinking of you today Kristy. This last year was another milestone - and you would have been 33 today. Who knows what you would have accomplished? Each time I look at your photo I feel as if I am looking into myself. It's as if I am holding all my memories of you in one hand and there is so much love. One thing is certain - no one who knew you will ever forget you. You are connected to us all.
What are Earth Roots, my daughter asked
when she was just a child,
examining each flower in its home.
Earth Roots are a special connection,
a sacred thread that joins our spirits
to every living thing, I said. Earth Roots
Join me to you, and you to birds and flowers.
In her hand my daughter held a sparrow
with a broken wing. She said:
Can Earth Roots make the sparrow fly again?
The sparrow can become a rose, in time,
just as the rose takes wing, I said.
Earth Roots make all things possible.
My daughter did not understand these things
until she had a daughter of her own.
Then she saw the way Earth Roots join
The sparrow to the rose.
- Earth Roots, by Nancy Wood
P.S. Jack sends you his love. He misses you.