Sara "Cherry" Weinstein 1919-2011

My mother-in-law passed away today.

I feel very much saddened by her death.

I loved her.

Her dying seems tied to other griefs, and they have surfaced to get cleansed. I thank her for that.

I’m also grateful for the gift of her beloved son in my life, as well as his seven brothers and sisters.

Everyone deals with grief in their own way. When my mother died, I “moved on”. I didn’t know then that skipping over stones isn’t possible. Grief is a stalker. Better to face it, before it’s too late.

My sister-in-law Katie painted a picture of how Cherry looked this morning after the priest came to administer the ashes of Ash Wednesday, with the smudge cross on her forehead. The symbol of:

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.

Then, the Last Rites.

This evening, I did some soulful yoga practice. Life and yoga go on.

Adho Mukha Svanasana, Uttanasana, Parsvottanasana, Prasarita Padottansana, Utthita Padangusthasana 1 & 2, Pincha Mayurasana, Sirsasana, Janu Sirsasana, Paschimottanasana, Triangamukhaikapada Paschimottanasana, Upavistha Konasana, Baddha Konasana, Bharadavajasana 1, Marichyasana 3, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Ardha Jatara Parivartanasana, Savasana