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Monday, October 04, 2010

A humble spot

Last night Martyn came in and told me to go to Giacomo's grave. He had created a beautiful sitting area for me directly on the burial site. Its simple design also functions beautifully, for when I sit on the stones, arranged in a circle, the three donkeys naturally surround me. I had casually mentioned putting a bench there of some kind, but a straight bench would have the donkeys in front of me. This circular sculpture allows us to be one form.

I was so moved by the humble quality of it. I consider it a place of peace, and life, and hope.

The donkeys have been taking their dust baths there, which also pleases me.

"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." 
Camille Pissarro


Teresa said...

Your SWEET life on Apifera Farm never ceases to make my HEART BEAM.
I am speechless.
This is SWEET beyond words.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. And beautifully expressed. You know I'm still thinking about your old guy Giacomo.

Cathy said...

Oh, I love that he's buried right near the barn! Martyn is such a sweet, thoughtful man.

Traci Suzanne Marvel said...

This is so very touching.

Sharon Stanley said...

keep.that.man......and that quote was spoken with you in mind...never were truer words spoken about someone i think.

Anonymous said...

That is very sweet.

Katherine Dunn/Apifera Farm said...

Thanks, all. It was a touching moment, spontaneous love moment from Martyn.

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