Last weekend Jeff, Eliza, Jonah, Orion, Emily, Ian, Shiya, Be and I went to a cabin in Northern Minnesota. Â I just had this feeling that I needed to be in nature and needed to be near water. Â It turned out to be perfect and quite healing for me. Â I am so grateful that my siblings and their families obliged and indulged me!
The first night that we were there Jeff, Ian, Jonah, Orion and I went out in a large fishing row boat. Â The day was unseasonably warm for October, in the mid-50’s, and the sky was clear. Â It was almost dinner time and the sun was just beginning to set. Â It seemed like the right time to row out to the middle of the lake. Â Shiya had wandered into the house so we pushed off from the dock and started rowing into the lake. Â Suddenly we heard a wail and saw Shiya up on the cabin porch crying for us withÂ desperation. Â We rowed back to shore and Emily carried Â him out to us. Â We put a huge life preserver over his head and he climbed onto my lap.
We pushed off again and began rowing out into the lake. Â The sunset was getting more and more intense and the boys and I talked about all the places that Ayrie might be… We talked about the places we would go if we didn’t have a body… playing on the waves… touching the sun…floating in that bright pink ribbon of the sunset… It was a wonderful moment and the sunset took my breath away. Â The photos below were taken with a point and click camera with no special lenses and no editing. Â If you click through to the height of the sunset you might see why it felt like Ayrie was with us.