Saturday, September 26, 2020



Our Michelle
Gathered in love for her
in sadness for her parting
in gratitude for having had her in our lives.

Michelle, you will be deeply missed, but always remembered
and forever loved.


Nancy said...

~Within her last comment to me..."Meanwhile dear one I'm grateful to come to you this morning and write it down. There's a strong relief in the blog world of friends. One is not alone for the moment."
I think I shall go sit at her house for a bit, while it's still there.

Marti said...

Here was a fine New York Woman, fearless in her sharing of her life with us, her many midnight strolls, her openness and kindness to those she met along the path, both actual and in ...A candle is lit for Michelle on my altar and I'm thinking of that great song, sung by Frank Sinatra, "New York, New York." These lyrics,

"Start spreadin' the news, I'm leavin' today
I want to be a part of it
New York, New York
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray"

Michelle will forever be straying along her beloved neighborhoods and New York Parks and I am so glad that she took us along with her when she was here.

Nancy said...

Marti, I knew you'd come here, share words and this moment in time. I'm so grateful for you, for what you bring to my life. xo

ravenandsparrow said...

Thank you for this post Nancy. Michelle leaves a sad empty place among us.

Nancy said...

Dana, yes, a big empty hole in our world. I'm glad for your words here, so that we may grieve together and so that we may show deep appreciation for one another as we move forward through this time. xo

Liz A said...

how we gather in our own way to honor her

Mo Crow said...

(((Nancy))) with tears in my eyes reading Marti's comment with the lines to that great old song "New York, New York" thinking of those vagabond shoes on her midnight strolls & how much love she shared for the nitty gritty of her Big City

Nancy said...

(((Mo))) - yes, her city. As I said at Dee's, Michelle gave me a connection to my birthplace that I'd never really felt. I will so miss that about her.
Michelle's midnight strolls always amazed me, knowing I'd be too chicken to wander the streets in the dark like that! All night I kept thinking of one thing after another about Michelle that I have loved and will miss.
Mo, I'm so grateful for your presence here in my life. May we hold each other in times of sorrow, as well as in times of joy. Thank you for being here for all of it. xo

Patty said...

I loved her eye, the photos of what drew her in. She was a talented

Nancy said...

Patty, she was indeed. I think her big heart shared all she saw, loved...
She will, is already, so missed. xo

Yvette said...

She is a free spirit now
In her last blogposts she forfelt her death
She will be always be part of our ragmates circle

I really loved her and am glad I know her

Than you Nancy for sharing

Nancy said...

Yes, I do believe she sensed what was coming and I hope she is free, free, free rom all that ailed her, both body and heart.
I feel the same way, she has been a blessing in my life, as have you. I'm very glad I found this special space of Spirit Cloth all those years ago. The richness added to my life by you and so many others is endless. Thank you for being here on the trail Yvette! xo

jude said...

we need this circle, it is a basket

Nancy said...

Jude, we sure do! Thanks to you, our ringleader...the frame at the base where the basket begins. I've been thinking of you Jude and the ways this loss may feel and remembering a photo at your old house, a celebration, Michelle was there.
I'm grateful for each and every one of the friendships and riches you have brought into my life, but you know all of that, don't you?

Judy Martin said...

Dear Nancy
Thank you for honouring Michelle with this post.
A most generous and intelligent person, she made my life richer.
Deep condolences to you.

Nancy said...

Judy, a true gem. My life is richer for having known her too. Thank you for coming here to comment and share this time with me and others who love her.