A Journal of the Heart...
6 months ago an elegant, cultured woman came into my shop (it’s located in a hotel). C was on her “Mobile Mourning Tour”. She was grieving the death of her husband of MANY years and she was taking S’s locks of hair around to various important places in their lives together. In our conversations she learned of Sacred Embers and she decided she would like to have a Sacred Embers created with his hair. In the process of phone conversations we actually became friends. C is a lovely woman with magical stories (and photos) of their incredible world that they built together.
I ended up collaborating with a local fine jewelry artist. With the Sacred Embers I created and a beautiful pendant that S had given her and a tiny vile for some of his hair, an incredible one-of-a-kind Sacred Embers was born.
C is a maker of big memories. Her life with S was making big memories. Her tour and our conversations and the creation of her Sacred Embers have all been an integral part of those memories. Looking back, being present and making new memories and combining ALL of those because the story will truly never end.
I feel like I know S a bit after this process. He even “visited” by announcing his presence with his cologne when I was beginning to create his Sacred Embers. And with every story the C tells me I feel I know him more and more. If he were to walk in room right now, it would be as if I have always known him. C’s stories are so vibrant and descriptive. Her words truly paint a very clear picture of what she is telling you.
I just returned from traveling to see C and to present to her S’s Sacred Embers. She opted for the 2 of us to go to a beautiful venue near her home. Watching her see it for the first time was amazing. It was also a beautiful way for her to share more about her sweet S. The following day a special group of women convened to have a memorial and to have S placed around her neck. It was another beautiful moment of the past, the present and looking forward. (Not moving on, that is totally different).
This was an incredible Sacred Embers experience………for both of us. And, as always, a huge honor. With every Sacred Embers I feel that I learn something. This time I really learned to live in the moment, to think big and to believe bigger and realize that everything is intertwined.