A mother of teenagers, wife of a farmer, parent advocate for parents of eating disorder patients, major contributor to the Around the Dinner Table forum, writer of short information films, Expert Carer for the Eating Disorders team at the Maudsley and Breast Cancer survivor
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Thursday, 24 October 2013
Philosophy from Alice
Alice sent me this poem. It has taken me a while to post it and I am not sure why, but here goes.
It is by Mary Sheepshanks.
For Huldine If death is but the firstflight of a fledgling bird - a test for wings not so far fully tried - then you'd stretched yours out for quite some time to balance at the edge of life's precarious nest with laughter and high courage.
You turned your body's valiant flight, into a springboard for your spirit's flight - your song will always be a song of joy. You lit a flare of friendship and we, who loved you so much, remain the richer for your life and all the warmth and brightness that you shared with us.