So for a week or so I’ve had this collage as my laptop background:
I like this photo of my grandparents a lot. Grandma is so beautiful, and it’s a nice vision of what being old can look like for me. And I love the expression of love between my grandparents. But what bothers me is that Grandpa was suffering physically so much at that time.
I have a weird way with the world. Or it has a weird way with me. It’s kind of a wonderful thing. Grandpa’s spirit has visited me perhaps hundreds of times. Grandma’s, probably dozens that I’ve perceived. I think, actually, if one has a good relationship with one’s ancestors, they might be available at any time one wishes to be around them. It’s just not always easy to perceive. But at times, it’s been very easy for me to perceive.
So, since I am feeling that there is some kind of afterlife, I take it seriously. And the way people are remembered might make a difference, because images are so powerful. Images have spirits, too. So I wish to provide Grandma and Grandpa with some samples of pictures that I find rather pleasing, and that they may as well. Pictures in which there was little or no physical suffering for them. Maybe this reflects in the afterlife and maybe this is something that they can tap in to if they wish.
I’m happy to worship my ancestors along with the pantheon of Mother Goddess, Mother Earth, Father God and Totality given that they have made me so happy and have been such good people to me and so many others.
This is a photo of my grandparents shortly before or after they eloped. It’s one of my favorites!
I love this picture, so calm. They’re doing some kind of tending together. Mature love: