a memento mori for Ariel

Posted: April 14, 2017 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, magic
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A memento mori for Ariel, a talisman for Old Man Crow to hold onto, on Wednesday I began by stitching together a bundle of Ariel’s shed whiskers, tried adding some of his claw sheaths but that didn’t feel right, a white feather didn’t work either, tried binding the shard of a broken pot I found as we smoothed the earth in the hole for his grave but that wasn’t right either…  this morning my favourite sea worn piece of driftwood felt good so I lit a stick of incense holding Grace of Windthread’s one line poem “we are burning Karma and it smells like incense” in my heart for the making
Old Man Crow woke at that moment, Ariel had just visited him from the bardo
Ariel’s whiskers & Old Man Crow’s Bandaged Heart bound to my favourite sea worn piece of driftwood
you, me and the Ariel P in our moonboat
with so much love tonight under the waning gibbous moon

The Letter U from An illuminated Book of Cats © 2010

  1. dinahmow says:

    No words. Just love.

  2. Catherine Wright says:

    Incredibly beautiful Mo xxx

  3. i breathe this in, this Love…..

  4. Carol says:

    So moving, so beautiful, Mo. Much love to you and Rod, may Ariel’s loving spirit help heal your grieving hearts.

  5. ((((((((((Ariel))))))))

  6. Stephanie says:

    My heart is with you as you honor Ariel so beautifully.

  7. deemallon says:

    how you move us and the air around you with your love made manifest in ritual and art

  8. margaret johnson says:

    So Beautiful, I am very teary….oxox

  9. Eliene says:

    Pure magic, from the heart to the hands, binding all three together….still and forever.

  10. Rene says:

    That is so beautiful. R.I.P. Ariel. x

  11. Strong magic, healing love, bright spirit

  12. coloremartine says:

    Making for love………………………….

  13. fiona says:

    Sweet tears here Mo.

  14. Nancy says:

    (((Mo))) I will be back again and again to absorb all that you offer here. Love to you both, and sweet Ariel P too.

  15. Hazel says:

    So much love between the three of you…it shimmers out to the rest of us. ox

  16. jude says:

    i have only warmth for you all

  17. Love to the three of you…

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