Canopy of Colors
It was November. The weather was perfect. I had made the trip to place my mother’s ashes in a crypt, her place of rest after her long life on earth gave up. Looking up at some fall trees, a showering of colors and designs flowed over me, helping to heal my soul. The trees emanated a brilliance and a softness, and I began to feel life’s rebirth that is meant to be given us at times like this. The intricate designs of the branches standing out through the varied colors reminded me there is a master design to everything in life, as incomprehensible as it may seem at times. I had begun the journey with a weary body and soul. I returned home with a heart warmed by nature’s immense gifts, thankful for life’s memories and for ones yet to be made.
Rita Mosiman, performing solo artist, vocal coach and accompanist, winner of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in Arizona, guest solo artist at Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington, the University of New Mexico, and the University of Arizona for their Centennial Celebration and with the Northern Arizona Symphony.
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