Back in September, CarlyMarie of Project Heal opened up her Seashore of Remembrance Twilight Star Names.
On very rare occasions when there is no wind at low tide and a clear sky at Christian's Beach there are the most beautiful colours at Twilight when the first sparkle in the sky appears. Twilight Star Names are only available a few days a year for ordering as I need the conditions at the beach to be completely perfect. These nights only occur a handful of times a year so please do not purchase this type of image if you need it in a hurry as the wait can be lengthy (up to 4 months).
I don't think I've ordered any particular memorial art (I've made my own and I have a few things from friends) but something about this piece tugged at me and I was able to get on the wait list.
Now that it's here, I don't know what to say except that it's lovely.
Since I don't have anything to say, I thought I'd share a few articles from Still Standing Magazine I've come across:
I resonated with a lot of what Carly says here. She especially articulates some of the difficulties of the changes in the grieving process. I'll probably write my own version sometime soon because I am still in the life after loss staging but I feel it changing to simply "life." This is becoming my new normal. And it breaks my heart a little at the same time I have hope for the future.
This article is a great start for friends and family who are interested in developing what Stephan calls mindfulness. Seriously. This is a pretty amazing list even for non-holidays.
This one is by a father also on the cusp of transitioning to a new phase of grief. Raw. That's really the best word I can think of.