Daily Graces Return #43

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Feeling nostalgic today as I paged through the latest Victoria magazine and it hit me afresh of all of the vintage books, lace, photos, etc that I had collected for years and are no more. and since it was the May issue with an article about Mother’s Day, it reminded me how all of the photos I had of my Mom throughout her life are gone too.

Daily Graces Return #42

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Spent a blustery birthday yesterday listening to winds howl and hearing about multiple wildfires erupting in towns around us. For those who know we lost our home in CA to wildfire last October, this made for a harrowing birthday. Was at least able to enjoy a nice dinner out with family. So today’s message has to do with hope because without it I would not be able to cope with all of the events of the past six months.

Out of the Ashes

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“Out of the Ashes” is loosely based on AWAKE lesson 2’s video “To the Edge” by Anja De Dobbelaere. As most of you know I lost my home including most of my photographs, paintings, journals, etc in the CA wildfires in October. From the photos I had on my iPhone, I used a photo from my trip to Italy, an image taken at the Oscar de la Renta show in San Francisco, and even a photo of the fire debris of what was left of my home. Thus the quote by Hiba Fatima Ahmad, “How can you rise, if you have not burned?” I also used some AWAKE content from Jen Maddocks. I like to think of the mannequin as rising out of the ashes to new possibilities.