our friend jules holds ellie's hand, holds us . october 9, 2010
with each breath, ellie is one step further on the healing path.
she breathes on her own.
she looks into our eyes.
she tells us her story.
and i stand beside her, catching it, holding the space, breathing in and out.
and as her heart heals, mine continues to somehow hold together with masking tape and purple thread pulled tight and dabs of glue and sticks from curly willows woven through here and there and the whispered prayers and blessings from so many lights in this world.
this is what is real.