The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

An ending of a period ......



When I was in university, living in a one bedroom apartment in Hamilton, Ontario...I adopted these two lovely black and white, long haired Norwegian forest cats, named Roger and Randy from Bruxy Cavey.....they were beautiful compassionate, affectionate cats...they were about 5 years old then...in 1995.  They were great companions for a young single woman living on her own and they grew to find a place in my heart, that will always be there for them.

After Maya was born, she soon adopted these two little guys as her brothers and playmates...and renamed them "Kiddio" and "Twoie", each of them had their own distinct personality...and favourite items to ingest...Kiddio loved licking banana skins and the outside of black garbage bags...go figure..he was the more affectionate of the two and also the braver..stood up to other cats and dogs..did not run, stood his ground....Twoie was a bit more of the softer, frightened easier cat...He loved cat milk and salty chips, fish ...like most cats did...

Three years ago we lost Kiddio and just a few days ago we have now lost his brother, Twoie...they were old cats who really thoroughly enjoyed the change of scenery when we moved out to Fergus..loved the garden and the space.  Somehow this loss of Twoie is affecting me deeply, as it signifies so many things....in short 'loss'....another chapter in my 'young' adult life closing...and for Maya her brothers and her playmates gone..that empty feeling in the house has set.  I know within these feelings of grief I have a brewing feeling of embracing change..knowing I need to do this courageously, as 2009 has been all about that for me...Big changes and embracing it all, and keeping the faith and trusting at the other end of this tumultuous time that there will be peace.

2 comments:

Rita vindedzis said...

oh so sad, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of Twoie. Pets (especially cats :-) ) make the best of friends.
xo

Cyndee Greene said...

Oh Supria, my heart is w/ you thru this time. I know it well. I lost my soulmate kitty last year. And then in February, my golden, my soulmate dog. I have had many wonderful connections w/ my animals, but nothing like these 2. They both came to me '95. There was some auspiciousness tho' as I am moving into a completely different life. It truly signified releasing EVERYTHING from the past to bring in what is new.
Definitely not an easy process. Many tears. And much deep grief. I didn't even realize HOW empty until I was COMPLETELY empty.
I will light a candle for you sweet one as you navigate thru.