My sweet, sweet friend, Ruth Hanna passed on yesterday, January 24th, 2007, after a long and courageous journey with cancer...
In this picture, Ruth is holding in her hand a couple of the one-thousand cranes that she and her husband, Robert Ferré, created as a healing meditation. I believe she is pointing to the tiniest one...
She will be so missed... She was a very special person, a delightful person who filled you with her smile, her genuine heart, and her beauty. Robert has invited friends to visit her website (One Heart Resource Center) and leave a message in the guest-book there to share a memory of Ruth.
I wrote this poem for Ruth in 2006. She wrote me back saying how she would love to slip into her butterfly wings, when it was time...
swirling in a dance
of forever love,
pirouetting around each other
shifting in the light
of the heart,
of living in sunlight mornings,
that kiss our lips
with the dew of night,
stars of the day
slip into our butterfly wings
of curiosity and wonder,
with the simplest of gestures...