Wednesday, March 10, 2010

happy birthday dear sister

One year ago,
we stood on a beach together and
plunged into salty waves
In celebration of four decades of our sister-friendship.

I stood on that same beach today
And plunged into those same waves
I watched the ebb and flow of the tide
And looked out towards the horizon
To where you slept
While I stood in the sunlight

Our sistering

to me,
is like our breathing
always present

as vital as heartbeat
life sustaining.

Today I pause to honour you and
Thank you for being born,
my sister-friend
Happy Birthday.


  1. What a beautiful commentary on your relationship. And a lovely photo too!

  2. I love the photo!!! You're very lucky to have a wonderful sister.