Saturday, August 09, 2008

For Cassie

You will never be alone, you hear so deep
a sound when autumn comes. Yellow
pulls across the hills and thrums,
or in the silence after lightning before it says
its names — and then the clouds' wide-mouthed
apologies. You were aimed from birth:
you will never be alone. Rain
will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon,
long aisles — you never heard so deep a sound,
moss on rock, and years. You turn your head —
that's what the silence meant: you're not alone.
The whole wide world pours down.

William Stafford, Assurance

My beautiful girl crossed the rainbow bridge an hour ago.

32 comments:

Livia Indica said...

So sorry to hear this. But now she will be young and strong forever and will wait for you on the other side.

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry.

Jule said...

I am so very sorry. Sending you (((hugs))).

Shelly said...

I'm so very sorry. I speak peace and blessings to you.

Mari said...

Blessings/from/the/heart/to/you/both...

nanakin1 said...

I am so sorry. The unconditional love we receive from our "companions" is like no other. You will be in my thoughts.

Lil said...

(((Cate)))) your loss is known to me. Sending you reiki sister, although it won't replace Cassie...

Peace,
Lil

Joyce Smith said...

She is gorgeous. The loss and heartache are profound. I sent a beautiful, beloved kitty there, to the Rainbow Bridge a short while ago. While here on earth, she would hide behind framed pictures if a dog came to the house. There, on the Rainbow Bridge and beyond, I am sure they will know and recognize fellow travelers from the realm of animal and person love, a wordless love, a nearly inexpressible love.....

Wren said...

Cate, I am so sorry, and send you all the comfort I can across the distance.

Sorrow said...

No words...
sending comfort
and hoping your holding
cherished memories...
(((((()))))))))

Joanna said...

Love to you, dear Cate, love to you.ya

Mousie/Paisible said...

she's now with my Heidi, sure they will have a marvellous time together...send you all my love sister,I always keep you in my thoughts... Peaceful...

Deirdre said...

I'm so sorry.

Ernestine said...

Cate, I am with you in spirit.
Across the miles I share your grief and sadness this early morning. Blessings and peace are being sent your way.

jzr said...

I'm so sorry. You and Cassie are in my thoughts and prayers. May you both be at peace.

Loren said...

Sorry for your loss.

((((o))))

Carol said...

We can't know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight's kiss upon its face. Before it folds its fragrance in and bids the world good-night to rest its beauty in a gentler place. But we can know that nothing that is loved is ever lost, and no creature that has ever touched our hearts can really pass away, because some beauty lingers on in each memory of which they've been a part.

~ Ellen Brenneman

I know the pain you're going through, it is great and I am so sorry for your loss.

Tess said...

Blessings and sympathy to you.

Dawn said...

I cry for us left behind

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss Cate.
We are so fortunate to have these beings share their lives with us, but it so,so sad when they leave.
Blessings
Eileen

Nancy J. Bond said...

I am sorry for your loss -- it's always so difficult to say farewell to a beloved pet. (((hugs)))

smith kaich jones said...

I have you both in my heart. I am so sorry.

Debi

Lynn said...

Cate, you are in my thoughts and prayers today as you have to travel alone right now. I know Cassie is waiting for you and will come running toward you again, ready to explore and run and offer those "doggie kisses" our companions offer us each day. Lynn

Playing Field said...

Hold, your broken heart...

What in the World said...

Dear Cate,
Words seem so inadequate. My heart is breaking for you. Please know that you and beautiful Cassie are in my thoughts and prayers. I know that Cassie truly had Heaven on Earth while living with you. Sending you peace and love.
Mary Fran

panther said...

So sorry, Cate, for your loss. I will light a special candle for you tonight. And one for Cassie, who gave you so much by being herself.

Anonymous said...

I am so sad for your loss. But she will be waiting for you.....

melissa said...

I'm so very sorry, Cate. Blessings to you and to your beautiful Cassie. - melissa

Sky said...

I came by tonight to check on you and Cassie - you were on my mind, 2 strangers but not really. We are all connected by threads which may be invisible at times and quite apparent at others. Tears fall as I write. I revisit my own days spent letting go, the long goodbyes, the aching heart. I send you wishes that Cassie's love will cradle you when the moments feel heavy with grief. Nothing but time will soothe the intensity of this pain and the quiet which may seem deafening at times. What a wonderful life Cassie had. She was surrounded by love, provided for in ways which not only met her basic needs but gave her the freedom to explore nature's expanse. She traveled with you beside creeks and streams, through forests and meadows, climbed hills, hiked trails, discovered nooks and coves, and always knew she was protected by one whom she trusted, the one who adored her most. I rejoice in this life you 2 shared, the love that bound you, and the memories you made.

Cathy said...

Return to Mother Earth, Cassie.

Kim Antieau said...

We're so sorry for your loss!

Much love to you,

Blessings,

Kim

Shelli said...

I've been out of town, so I haven't had a chance to look at your blog very much. I'm so sorry to hear about Cassie. May she rest in peace.