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Butterfly Effect In Love

October 24, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Favorite Poems, Random Thoughts

Another very favorite poem dedicated to all of you happily married/partnered folks…

How does anyone make it together
for fifteen years? she asked.
I told her what I know.
That the best way is by leaping together
into the deepest black water.
The best way is by putting it all on the table.
Risking more than we can stand to lose.
Do that, [...]

Stream of Life

July 11, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Favorite Poems, Random Thoughts

I have decided that I will post periodically a favorite poem that may or may not have to do with the subject of funerals. This poem bursts with the joy of acknowledging our deep connection to all life.

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day
runs through the world and dances [...]

Ross Bay Cemetery

February 13, 2010 by Diane  
Filed under Cemetery Stories, Random Thoughts, Remembrances

I grew up in Victoria British Columbia, a lovely wind-swept town located on the very southern tip of Vancouver Island.
One of Canada’s oldest and still surviving Victorian cemeteries is Ross Bay. When I was a kid, many stories were told about ghost sightings and spooky activity on dark nights. Even now, Victoria is reputed to [...]

Natural burials, home funerals gain fans

May 31, 2009 by admin  
Filed under News, Random Thoughts

Bob Butz is going to build his own coffin. It may double as a coffee table or bookshelves until he needs it. Butz, 38, is a Lake Ann author whose newest book, “Going Out Green: One Man’s Adventure Planning His Own Natural Burial” will be published July 1. While he was researching the book, he [...]

Remembering Bretta

April 30, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Random Thoughts, Remembrances

She lived in a tiny yellow house with two dogs, two cats and a whole lot of cook books. Her cooking and baking were legendary, and her co-workers were often the lucky recipients of this talent.
Bretta grew up with many animal friends (and they were indeed friends.) Looking over photos from her childhood, most picture [...]

Losing a Beloved Friend

March 5, 2009 by admin  
Filed under Random Thoughts, Remembrances

When I close my eyes and allow visions of my childhood animal companions to arise, I see my little dog Bitsy playing in the yard, my cat Silky dressed up in doll clothes with my little sister pushing her around in a buggy, and, from my teen years, my cat Elvis lazing in a sun [...]

More Why…

October 9, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Funeral Celebrants, Random Thoughts

The tagline on my Celebrant logo says ” Every Life is Worth Remembering”. I believe that absolutely and fervently. Creating a meaningful service is heart-work. It need not be fancy or expensive and can be held pretty much anywhere. The intention and content are what count.
My ex-husband died in May of 2000. He was only [...]

A lovely note

September 27, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Random Thoughts

An email from Lisa, for whom I conducted a Memorial Service for her dog, Molly. It was such a sweet time, concluding with a tree planting over Molly’s ashes.
“It was so wonderful. Perfect, and sincere, and loving, and humourous. Thank you for your attention to detail, and really understanding the essence of Molly and my [...]

Why I am a Funeral Celebrant

September 27, 2008 by admin  
Filed under Funeral Celebrants, Random Thoughts

After telling folks that I am a Funeral Celebrant, and explaining just what that is, I am often asked why and how I chose this profession.
It’s still a work in progress for me to answer that question, easily and succinctly. In many ways, this profession chose me. So here is a little synopsis of the [...]

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