Oct 20, 2011

In Memory of My Sweet Gramma Nettie Hendrix



I painted this Sunflower in pastel for my Gramma Nettie 19 years ago, she grew so many in her yard over the years including this one.
I love her so much and miss her everyday. She was 98 years old and was an incredible woman. She left this place on July 19,2011 at 8:50pm.

"Beannacht" by John O'Donohue

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.

And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The gray window
And the ghost of loss
Gets into you,
May a flock of colors,
Indigo, red, green
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the curragh of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life......

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