"Greetings. First of all, I want to tell you how much I enjoy your work. I
was first introduced to it when you had a showing at Awentree for one
of the Artwalks. A little while ago, I had remembered the beautiful
photos that you had taken of St. Brigid's Cemetery on Everett Street in
Easthampton, so my Hubby and I decided to go and check it out..( We both
love the peaceful Serenity of Graveyards.) While
there I noticed that my Husband had been drawn to the back of the
graveyard..to these small crudely made stones. He was standing there
with this blank look on his face....I knelt down and read the
stones..which were handwritten in French..and I recognized the names on
the stones. They were my Maiden name...Riel..and they were of children
that had been either stillborn, or died of the influenza epidemic. I
mentioned it to my Dad. He never even knew that the graves were there,
even though he had been to this graveyard many times. Well, my dad did
research on these graves, and these children belonged to my Great
Great..Grandmother..I feel that these children wanted ,in their own way,
to be remembered. So thank you for your work..and for helping these
children to be remembered..."
I am blessed.
Here, an image from the exhibition,
taken at St. Brigid's Cemetery:
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A new day, a new year, a new beginning! Today
everyone is thinking in terms of newness. We may feel as if we have
emerged out of an old world into a new one, as if we are taking hold of a
new life, as if the very Spirit of newness is alive in us.
dedicate this day to new ideas, new viewpoints and renewed living. I
leave behind outgrown thoughts of past limitations and lack. I let go of
old grudges and outdated viewpoints. Fresh ideas refresh my mind. I
make room for new, vital, healthy and prosperous ideas.
is new as I respond to life in a new way. I see people and situations in
a new light. I begin today by acknowledging the Spirit of newness
within me, and I am renewed in mind, body and spirit.