a little notebook of thoughts the day I brought
Erics' ashes home to be with us until the ceremonial
~Closure~ at Freesoul Rock. The only way I could
release the thoughts and feelings which wanted to
pour out of me all jumbled upon each other, was to
try shaping them into prose/poetry so that they
would have form to hold them stationary long enough
to be understood ..... That little notebook was with
me for weeks. Sometimes I would change one word or
add a few lines... begin a new ~topical aspect ....
sometimes I would just read the words to find and
try to understand my feelings and relate to life
again. After a while, I transferred it to the
computer so that I could more easily work with what
I though of as my...
Over the next year, the work seemed to separate itself, of itself, into individual works with titles of their own. I'm going to copy it here to share with you. Many are very primitive and I'm not sure when , where (or if ever) they will end themselves. They are very personal and might not make much sense to those who didn't know Eric, or have not read his story. A few are finished. Mostly - it's still my way of taking out my feelings, emotions and thoughts and examining myself.... working my way through it all.
~ I offer it to you as an example of one tool anyone can use to do the same.
It works for me. Your GYPSY, (Nina)
FIRST THOUGHTS ONE RED ROSE YOUR WORDS
Please wait and allow this one to load its' wav. It's worth it!
this one, as yet still unfinished, poem/thoughts is
Animated GIFs. representing a lot of Erics' childhood favorites!
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by Nina Roberta Baker 1997
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