2/23/2012

Anne the Mad Artist, Mother Ours Now Rests in Peace

Readers of Preludium know that from time to time I have commented on my mother, Anne Harris and her various efforts edging towards death, and of her great zest for living. Well, tonight at about 9:00 PM she died. She lived well.



She had many visual images of post mortem possibilities. Here are some. (All computer drawing copyright by Anne E. Harris)

Anne had a sense that death would come to stay one day, and her image of death waiting patiently was this.  I love the halo and white wings and the vulture body. Also the flowers.





 
She had this image of her meeting up with Ed, her husband, among the stars. She had eyes to see and hope for reunion with the love of her life.

May it be so.



25 comments:

LKT said...

Hello, Mark. I lurk here often, and comment only infrequently, but I wanted to step out from behind the screen to offer my condolences. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, as will Anne. Blessings and peace.

Jeff Ross said...

Prayers for you and your family. The love of Anne and Ed is reflected in compassion and creativity they inspired in their children and their children's children. Blessings to you all!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Oh Mark! May Anne reunite with Ed, the love of her life, I know Anne is all right. My prayers are for you and all who love her and will miss her earthly presence in your lives. God be with you.

Anne's pictures are wonderful.

Harvey said...

Mark, Simon and then Anne: Sister Death has left you with much to process. But the poem for Simon and what you say about Anne witness that you are a good processor. Still, particularly with our mothers and fathers and mentors who meant much, it rolls in and out and in again like the waves of the sea, and we keep discovering that the processing is not quite finished. God bless the lot of you.

JCF said...

Memory Eternal.

May Anne rest in peace, and rise in glory!

{{{Mark & all who loved Anne}}}

Eric Scharf said...

My prayers are with you and your family at this time. She sounds like she must have been quite a wonderful person. Blessings to you.

Peter Carrell said...

Condolences, Mark.

Lapinbizarre said...

I am deeply sorry and you are in my thoughts.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

I have always loved your posts about your mother. Thank you for sharing her with us.

May she rest in peace and rise in glory. And may the Holy Spirit wrap you, and all those who love Anne, in Her wings and bring you comfort and peace.

Love,
Doxy

Brian said...

May Anne meet Ed in the splendor of paradise and may those who lover her take comfort in that meeting.

sharecropper said...

Prayers for you and family. Thanks for sharing the images. May light shine in the darkness to guide her.

Counterlight said...

My sympathies on the loss of your mother.

Jim said...

May she rest in peace with her beloved, and may they both rise in glory.

FWIW
jimB

Lois Keen said...

Prayers, Mark, for you and yours.

Gary Harke said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers...

gumbiecat said...

I, too, lurk here often, but I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Your mentions of Anne throughout the years demonstrated how special and loved she was. Peace to you and your family.

gumbiecat said...

I lurk here as well, but wanted to let you know that I am sorry for your loss. Your mentions of Anne let us know how special and loved she was. Peace to you and your family...mary c.

Brother David said...

I am sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

May Anne and all the souls of righteous rest in peace.
Sheila and Richard

it's margaret said...

Mark --I am so sorry for you loss. I hope and pray that Anne does meet her husband Ed --in flight among the stars.

Grieve well.

Jacqueline Schmitt said...

Lovely, Mark. Condolences for your loss, prayers of thanksgiving for her gift.

Caminante said...

Dear, dear Mark... finally catching up with this all... I have not had the luxury of time to look at people's blogs since I am 97% out of the rectory and into my rental. So I am sorry to be late in sending prayers for your family and you... and for Anne and Ed as they are reunited. Be gentle with yourself in the days and weeks to come. xo

Shari said...

May all beings know peace and Anne, laying her body to rest, find full expansion into the ONENESS. Much love to you Mark and ease to all who were blessed to know Anne.

JeanneKirby said...

Mark, your beautiful words for Simon seem a prelude to what was yet to come in the evening for you. Your mother's death leaves an earthly void and her child grieves.
We grieve with you. Love. Jeanne

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

I'm obviously late to this, but do know that I continue to hold you and Katharine in my prayers. Anne, well, she's in the arms of Jesus now. May her rest be eternal and her joy everlasting.