Answering the call ….
In honour of Patricia Brainin* – Her sanctified soul soaring still and forever
Can one mourn the absence of light when it still shines so brightly
Can one mourn the emerald call of Erin – hills rolling to the blue sea-
sun on shimmered surface reflecting the steady smile of her eyes …
Those eyes – Oh those eyes… spilling, soaking in the wisdom of all
Can one mourn the absence of one who will never be gone?
I try to squeeze tears of pain and find the whisper of the Universal
Mother smiling sympathetic solace for my circumscribed limits
Of understanding – for She was never truly only of this world but
simply graced all she touched as she walked through leaving her
presence profoundly indelibly divine in the imprint of her footprints
in our hearts–her vision of the shimmer within all who struggled or
strode encumbered by this mortal coil – In the face of such can one
sing psalms of heavenly intercession – Can one lament the loss of
one who lives-in the beating hearts of all who were blessed with her
calm countenance – all who stood within a light that showered
glinting beams from the Source – Impossible to fully understand
and concurrently just as purely impossible to categorically cancel -
Can one mourn the absence of light when it still shines so brightly?
I stand in the blazing illume of her life-time among us–turn my face
to the whisper in the wind – to the soft touch of a summer breeze and
I know that come the crackle of autumn leaves – come the whip of wind
of winter – come the soar of a cardinal’s crimson wings– the miracle of
spring rebirth - come all that calls the magic, mystery, magnificence of
all life and living can be – She whirls – above and of - all that colors this
spinning blue marble we all share – as she moves amongst each and all
in the eternal immortality of this shining sanctified soul.
They say that a good woman is worth her price in rubies-
Beyond price is -
Smiling within us ….
Patricia Brainin - July 2nd 2015
It was very difficult to write anything honouring the physical life on this Earth of this extraordinary individual. Patricia Brainin was blessed with intelligence, a resilence of spirit and a certainty in the presence of a dimension that would fill a tome with any attempt at explanation. Patricia Brainin - rebounded from a horrendous car accident that left her well over a year ago - with an almost non-existent possibility of sustaining life - yet she managed with the passion and care of those who loved her and with the spark of something that lit her calmly from within - she managed to surface from coma - to stand - to leave the hospital and to continue writing and thinking sharing her vision of the world until yesterday July 2nd when she walked into another dimension I firmly believe that she saw clearly. She leaves a heart-broken husband and a daughter of her heart along with countless others - from her work with the United Nations where she laisoned on all sorts of humanitarian causes to the persons she met in passing on any given day. Patricia Brainin was not of this world and has now answered a call that beckoned with open arms. Let us smile at the freedom of this spirit who was truly never constrained in a life that she enjoyed to its fullest.