Friday, March 31, 2023

We will never forget you

Constant Inspiration 
Acrylic and faux gold leaf on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

This is my niece Chloé's birthday.  Maybe that explains
the strange things that have been happening -- my unconscious is
missing her profoundly. On her birthday I say the same thing every
year.  We miss you Chloé.

"This would have been my niece Chloé's birthday.  Steven and
I remember when she was born, and we went to the hospital
to see her.  She was premature, and so beautiful. We watched
her grow up.  She lived in Ottawa, and spent a lot of time
at my mother's place on the river.  My mother had a pool and
all of the grandchildren loved being there in the summer. Chloé
was a wonderful person, creative, funny and kind.

Chloé died unexpectedly, and tragically in October, 2017. So
her birthday is a hard reminder of her absence for her family.
I could not sleep last night thinking about her, and wishing
I could have known how to help.  We all think of ourselves
as failed superheroes when tragedy happens to a loved one.

In my heart I hope it would make Chloé happy to know that she
is missed, and despite her early death that she will live on forever
for those who knew and loved her. We still do Chloé."

Have a loving your family day.


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