You may find my One World One Heart post here:
I'm not gone...not really.
I haven't gone away...I've only gotten bigger.
My eyes, so bright, now shine among the stars.
My voice sings with the wind in winter, as I leap
And dance among the tree tops.
I stalk the blown leaves in autumn, and brush the
Flowers gently in the spring.
I come to you in dreaming, on feet grown dreamtime soft,
And lay my cheek against yours, and whisper:
"Peace Be With You."
Someday we will play again together, you and I, among the stars.
'Til then, fear not to love, for your love gave my life meaning.
And I return that love to you...a hundredfold...a thousandfold...
Greetings, friends~both old and new. It is with great sorrow the news that I share with you today. Of our loving cat, Jazz, who passed into shadows yesterday. Jazzy~as we affectionately called her~was a very special kitty. We adopted her many moons ago at our local Humane Society. There were many sweet kitties there, but Jazzy stood out among them all. Not just her coloring, but there was something about her that told us she was not there by choice. We believe she had come from a loving home prior, perhaps an elderly person who had passed owned this adorable feline. We held Jazzy in our arms and vowed to return the next day to ensure that we were making the right decision.
We did indeed return to the Humane Society the very next day, and there she was. When she saw us, she meowed and literally LEAPED into my arms. The pact was sealed, and Jazzy was brought to live with us that very day. Jazzy was not a standoffish cat; she CRAVED human companionship. Although she never did allow us to pick up her anymore. It was merely her ruse for us to bring her home, we think! Jazzy lived a life full of love and adventure with all our dogs. But she developed a special relationship with our young pup, Neo. Neo and Jazzy would sit together atop of the couch quite often each night, with Neo giving Jazzy's ears quite the loving tongue bath. They were the best of friends.
Jazz was a very elderly kitty, and she had taken a turn for the worse so suddenly just a few days prior. We knew in our hearts it was time but it is never easy to deal with what it truly inevitable. She passed quietly and was finally at peace. I am sure she is now somewhere special, playing in a field of gloriously colored flowers, bathing in the bright warm sunlight; and watching and listening to the birds singing their sweet lullabies to her heart's content.
When I am feeling sad, I dream of the ocean and its quiet beauty. There is much solace to be found there. Listening to the quiet ripple of the waters and the plaintive cry of the seagulls as they circle about. It is always so very hard when animal friends leave you. You try to say goodbye the best way you know how and hope that they in turn understand that they were well loved. Jazzy will always be a part of our lives, and we shall create an everlasting memorial to her life come springtime.
Work is keeping my mind occupied and keeping in touch with all my lovely friends is helping as well. Music has always helped me get through painful times, so I'd like to leave you now with the words of this beautiful song. The words comforts me and truly do make me "Smile":
Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though it's breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through for you
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That's the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what's the use of crying?
You'll find that life is still worthwhile
If you just smile
Til next time,