A member of the 14 Secrets Yahoo Group, Deb Gilchrist, died recently. It was a great shock to many of us who have known Deb for quite some time. We've only known her through her art and online communications, though. We are using the month of May as a time to help each other heal from her unexpected death. We are taking turns each day to write some thought, saying, or whatever that each us can use to create a healing garland with.
My first turn to write something was yesterday May 2. Deb loved to write haiku, so I wrote a haiku in her honor. I've had an unexpected life changing event take place in my life very recently (finding out my position at work was being cut which is leading me to take an early retirement), and even the thought of making garland strips is going to be too much for me right now. I created a digital collage with my haiku for Deb instead.