Jesse’s Ashes


  1. Barbara Crocker on January 6, 2023 at 11:55 am

    the heart, the mind, the spirit and the soul. as dust

  2. Martha Bryan on January 8, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Beautiful mysterious picture Nan—the lasting hard physical “being” in focus…as grey ashes.
    The loss so terrifying but made beautiful in this picture.
    Where will you keep/leave Jesse’s ashes here on earth?

  3. Nancy Bryan on January 13, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks Mar and Barb for your thoughts and questions. I invite anyone who visits here to add their own thoughts on death and burial–pet, human, loved one. I have been fascinated by the weight of Jesse’s ashes–how they have substance–how they do not melt in the rain–but hold up (at my back door.)
    Personally, I am still unsure about whether I want to be cremated or buried or left for a “natural decomposition.” Jesse’s death is helping me to confront my own death, my potential “ashes”–and what it all means. Every time I walk in Huber Woods or walk in my back yard, I feel Jesse is with me. I carry her with me, when I am aware. What does burial/death mean? Aren’t our loved ones always with us? In death and in life? Please post your own art/thoughts in late bloomers or here…I would love to hear about your experience.

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