I am the seventh sister
Stars in her heaven
Shining around her
Offering her a sponge sucker
To wet her month since drinking from a cup
Has lost it’s appeal.
Dying is phenomenal
An out of this world experience- literally
As we sit beside her
We are so completely present
Attentive to each word, each look, each laugh
John is there too, sitting beside her
And with a knowing cackle
She gave him some advise….
(An insider remark if ever there was one)
What a privilege to know Ann Ripley
She has been an amazing friend
She has punch and wit and push back
Her brain still sharp, as her words slur and pause now
Her inner eye on the exit.
Her six daughters are in grief
I am too- it’s tough to say goodbye
But just as I was leaving
She gave me this piercing look
Of such love-
Such fierce sweetness- this.
It’s the path, it’s the right direction,
and the energy to travel this path”
5 thoughts on “Seven Sisters”
Oh Sally, Sorry for your loss, but what a gift a glance as you described it. Did Ann make breast flags & the green bear print with you? Fly well.
Hi Gina- Ann and I share may birthdays- she would of been 97 and she has all these daughters- I’m not so much her daughter but a little bit.. you can tell from her comment to John. Thanks for your note. I listened to Neil Douglas Klotz on awakin calls- his interview will be available in a few days- the last line in the post was from him. Xo to you and O.. love Sally ________________________________
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Wow! Intense! but Beautiful that you were with her to see her off on her journey back to the star nation. what a spirit! I’m glad you were there with her and her daughters and John too. The circle of life.
Sally, Love to send you my love. Such huge energy’s . I know because I’ve been dancing around the edges myself. Thank heavens – literally the heavens- that love is proves to be more than enough. Love. Love. Love is all you need.