Updated: Aug 10
When learned recently that an old friend has a short time to live I thought about an image that has often turned up in my work over the years of a long line of grandmothers holding lanterns guiding daughters and granddaughters safely into the spirit world.
This grandmother has a pocket, you can see the white rose on the front of it. I will be putting things my friend will need for her journey in that pocket. She likes pear juice so I'm going to make a pear and tuck it inside the pocket and she loves cats so I will also make a wee cat to accompany her.
May she find peace and freedom from all pain in the next world.