Amythyst walks in, white candle in hand, just a day after hearing of this most sad news. She pauses for quite some time to read the posts here, and is comforted greatly from all the love and support in the room for this, our cyber family.

Her thoughts wander back to July '97, when she first found the 'Beans and found the bright, shining light known to us as Willo...she pauses and remembers trying times in the past when Willo offered her gentle guidance and sage advice..Reiki healing...wonderful hugs..
she remembers good times when Willo made her smile and laugh, just by being Willo...

What a wonderful example she is to the world..of love, kindness, energy, always having time for everyone, no matter how busy she was, she was there...

Dear, sweet, precious Willo---may your Light shine forever..

Blessings, Love and Thanks,

Amythyst places her candle and it's crystal holder alongside the others, wipes her eyes and quietly slips out of the room

Amythyst
- Monday, November 16, 1998 at 16:52:33 (EST)
W3 enters the ritual room and feels all the love which was built here ! In memory of Willo , he smiles because he knows this love will only grow now ! On the Altar next to {{{{{{Riverwind's}}}}}} candle he places his own . Inscribed upon it with his Athame are the following words .

{{{{{{Willowsong!!}}}}}} Thank you for being my friend ! Thank you for being my teacher ! Thank you for being you ! See you in the Summerland !
So Mote it Be !

Taking a light from Riverwind's candle , he places it in his favorite cobalt blue candleholder which he will leave here forever and exits the room ! Blessed Be my Dear Friends ! I love You {{{{{{{{{{All !!}}}}}}}}}}} !!!!

W3 !
- Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 10:50:34 (EST)
Yes, I missed the ritual. I would have loved to have been here but didnt know when it was - I havent been online much.

Riverwind walks into the ritual room with one white candle. She puts it on the table and lights it. May your light shine ever bright, dear Willo.

Riverwind
- Tuesday, November 10, 1998 at 08:50:11 (EST)

What gift has Willo given you? What gift do you see here? The gift of love is all around, so take that gift and give it to each other. Love one another as Spirit loves you. Treat each other with kindness and respect. Use the gift Willo gave you.

Blessings of the Light,

MoonMother

MoonMother
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 23:28:27 (EST)
Thanks for all the wonderfull thoughts for Willo. I'm sure she's looking back
with tears in her eyes and tug on her heart.

Thank you for sharing the reninising. You, her friends have been the best.



Pat
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 23:23:22 (EST)
Good night, all. Cry sweet tears, to wsh away the pain and let in the hope.....


Shun, I am going to CM... join if you like.....

Teri

Teri
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:38:39 (EST)
I'm passing on a big {{{{{{hug}}}}} and love from Dream Weaver, who has been thinking of us all. :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:32:09 (EST)

Thankyou everyone for being the most wonderfull family anyone could ever ask for! I think I am off now Lunah you did a beautifull job bright blessings to you honey!

Willow your love is stronger than fire and your soul is more gentle than a gentle breeze, I love you always Willowsong!

NightTiger gives huggs and kisses to her beautifull family! Goodnight everyone!

Brightesst blessings may the Goddess fill your days with love and light your nights with starlight!

NIGHT TIGER
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:29:45 (EST)
Goodnight,my northern mates.
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{biggest, squeeziest hugs to all of you}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
may your sleep be untroubled and your dreams the sweetest!
see you all at the house
love to you all

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:40:48 (EST)
Good Night all, May the blessings of the Lady fill your hearts!
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:27:05 (EST)
before i leave the ritual room... i, too, will take a sip from gil-naur's gift cauldron....
mmmmm, spiced cidar!!!! delicious!
thank you for the circle, goodnight, my love and blessings to {{{{{{{{all of you}}}}}}}!!!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

poetic
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:39:36 (EST)
Leaving the circle I hug the remaining dancers. I love you all. {{{Falin}}} your kind words meant so much, and they helped to ease the grief. *sniff*
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:25:58 (EST)
For now I must take my leave.Thank you all for including me in this moment.I will be thinking of you.Peace {{{{{Love}}}}} and Happiness Stuff.Good night all

Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:44:44 (EST)
Merry Part, everyone! I'm off to hug a certain Gnostic and tell him how much I love his smiling face. :)

I hope this was helpful for all of us ... I know it was for me.

Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:24:30 (EST)
Good night all.
Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:31:27 (EST)
sips from cauldron,
passes it on.
mmmmmmmm, bees knees beer!
Blessed Be
{{G.n.StormRaven.!}}

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:42:59 (EST)
Bye, ya'll. Hugs for everyone.
Bless be

Rifty
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:30:43 (EST)
{{{{{Aldyth}}}}}
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:30:16 (EST)
*taking a sip*...thank you!
Good nite!..Sweet Dreams, Sweetnesses, Love You All!!!!

Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:29:11 (EST)
{{{Rifty}}} It is a little of both I think!!!! :-}
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:29:09 (EST)
Stands up to give Wolfe a hug. Merry part sweet swister.
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:21:40 (EST)
Blessings to everyone...this page isn't loading for me anymore, and so I will take my leave. {{{{{{{ Dancers! }}}}}}}}
'til we meet again, sweet {{{{{willo}}}}...

Aldyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:28:34 (EST)

Night Tiger takes a sip of Gil-naurs offering and passes it on.....

.....{{{{I love you guys!}}}}

NIGHT TIGER
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:21:12 (EST)
Ahha Rum and coke!
Cheers m'dears!

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:27:47 (EST)
I love you guy you keep me sane or is it insane. If it was not for Willo and her encouragment I would never have finished the catacombs and we must go hunting soon.

Rifty
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:27:37 (EST)
Love to you {{{ALL}}}! Good night, and see you at the HOC.


Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:39:15 (EST)
*smewches* all around .... {{{{{Teri, Morgana, Aldyth, Bob, TC, Vanessa, Zyalia, Kris, Ariel, Falin, Poetic, Gil-naur, Rifty, Riff Raff, SHUN, Gwynyth, Kezmai, Silverstar, Ms. DeeJay, Wolfe, and the rest of you!}}}}}
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:20:10 (EST)
Feel Better {{{{Wolfe}}}}!!
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:27:08 (EST)
Blessed be Wolfe.
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:26:33 (EST)
Taking a sip of what Gil-naur offers and passes it on. {{{Gil-naur}}}
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:26:12 (EST)
I must be off, to soak my tired bones, and think. {{{{{{Hugs}}}} To all.
Wolfe
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:18:51 (EST)
Passes the cauldron of plenty to all in circle, may your sweetest drink be found within.
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:17:37 (EST)
Thankyou each and every single one of you.

I cried and now laughing......

SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:36:33 (EST)
I love you people!!

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{All}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:23:52 (EST)
{{{{{Rifty}}}}..{{{{Aldyth}}}}..and those who couldn't make it here, or who couldn't speak...{{{{{{{{*~*~*}}}}}}}}!!!
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:22:58 (EST)


Night Tiger hugs Lunah back and finds a comfy pillow.

...." So sorry that I am late, there is so much love in here it gives me goose bumps! Willow was so kind to me when I first came to the house. I was afraid to leave my email address and she took it upon herself to email me and incourage me to join all of you. I was so impressed by her kindness that I immediately came back to the House and I felt like I had found a home that I had been searching for for a very long time. You all give me so much pride, and when I wake in the morning you are all the first thing I think about! Thankyou for being here I love all of you and I know that Willow is smiling right now! Bright blessing to all of you!


NIGHT TIGER
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:15:52 (EST)
Thank you {{{ALL}}} for this wonderful ritual!
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:34:23 (EST)
Hugs Lunah :-} and basks in the gentle warmth of a circle slowly fading back to ethers
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:21:58 (EST)
{{{{{sweet Family}}}}}

Must go hug my sweetie, then try again to find Gemma...

So much love to all of you, always...

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:14:55 (EST)
I am sorry I miss everything, but I think Willo know I try to get through that stupid test. Luv ya Willo see you next time around.
Rifty
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:20:44 (EST)
{{{{{ Falin }}}}} and {{{{{ EVERYBODY! }}}}}
you have no idea how much I love you all...my cyber-family. :) I wish I could type more, but I can't see through the tears.

Aldyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:20:38 (EST)
I love you {{{{{{{ all }}}}}}}!

Kris was unable to reload the page ... anyone interested in a cut from her willow tree, please email her. :)

Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:12:54 (EST)
Blessed Be!
Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:12:45 (EST)
Blessed Be!
Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:12:39 (EST)
*humming*
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:12:32 (EST)
{*{*{*{*{*{*{*{*{*{*{*{*{*{***Everyone of You***}*}*}*}*}*}*}*}*}*}*}*}*}!!!!!
My sweet Family!!!

Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:18:55 (EST)
willow leaves fall, light and gentle into a pool.
the silver cord is cut and she is free.
held only in our memory,
sweetist willow, blessed be.


Ms.DeeJay
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:11:21 (EST)
blessed beeeeez....

poetic
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:18:03 (EST)
Blessed Be
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:29:47 (EST)
The circle is open but unbroken
Merry we meet
and merry we part
to merry meet again

Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:17:43 (EST)
Truly
Blessed Be

Walk always in the Light of the Mothers Love
seek, search, and never thirst

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:10:35 (EST)
*Lunah hugs her friends, and says, "The circle is open, but unbroken!" *
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:10:28 (EST)
{{{{{{poe}}}}}}...*Kisses back*..love you sweet sister!
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:17:19 (EST)
Blessed Be
Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:29:20 (EST)
Blessed Be!
Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:10:04 (EST)
Blessed Be.
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:23:23 (EST)
As it is with my feline friends, always guarding me and mine, so it will be with Willo, never truly gone, always here just when we need her most....
Wolfe
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:09:51 (EST)
Blessed Be.
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:16:30 (EST)
Blessed be!
Aldyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:16:13 (EST)
Blessed Be!!
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:28:13 (EST)
{{{{Riff Raff}}}}..your poetry 'is' beautiful!
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:16:06 (EST)
{{{willo}}}, love, i will see you later, too...
*poe kisses {{{falin}}} on the cheek... thank you, sister ;)*

poetic
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:09:02 (EST)
Blessed Be.
Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:15:55 (EST)
Blessed Be!
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:08:40 (EST)
Blessed Be!
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:21:53 (EST)
Zyalia moves to the centre of the circle and bows slightly:

We thank Thee, Great Goddess, for Thy presence, Thy comfort and Thy guidance. In Thee are we all born anew. In Thee do we find solace from our grief.

Blessed be, Great Goddess, in all Thy many names and manifold attributes

Zyalia
USA - Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:15:10 (EST)
Blessed be!
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:07:45 (EST)
My memories of Willo are limited.I looked forward to so many more so thank you all for sharing yours.My travels for work can be so very isolating I hope she knows what her warm and incouraging words ment to me.Her mails would just light me up.I was bragging to everyone how I got a mail from some one who liked my poetry I was so proud.I had no idea what other gifts would enter my life from that moment on.She made me laugh and think and oh how she's made me cry.Those word are ringing true now.Love like it's never gona hurt.It's worth it.
{{{{{Hugs}}}}}

Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:26:28 (EST)
Lunah faces each direction in turn, and thanks them for their presence ... starting in the West, moving widdershins ...

West, Water of the Womb
South, Fire of Passion
East, Air of Inspiration
North, Earth of Stability

Thank you for attending our circle ... go if you must, stay if you will. Blessed Be!


Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:07:08 (EST)
WILLO LOVE!
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:05:20 (EST)
:;feeling so much lighter now:: Hugs whoever's nearest....
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:04:59 (EST)
tiptoes in is it too late for me to join.
Rifty
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:11:45 (EST)
willo....love......when one is loved, they are never gone......willo....love.....
kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:04:20 (EST)
{{{{Bob}}}}}..{{{{Morgana}}}}}..yes..."see you later sweet sister Willowsong"...
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:11:06 (EST)
energy builds and is released! WILLO LOVE
Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:10:17 (EST)
And release!
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:03:21 (EST)
{{{Falin}}} ...there's always, "See you later!" :)
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:21:51 (EST)
((((((poe)))))))))
I remember that post!!!!!!!! so long ago it seems now, but then again, just
yesterday.


willo love..willo love..willo love..

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:02:47 (EST)
{{{{Falin}}}
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:02:40 (EST)
Willo... Love... Willo... Love...
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:09:15 (EST)
Feel the energy building ...
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:02:18 (EST)
Willo.....love.....Willo.....love

{{{{{Teri}}}}}

Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:21:11 (EST)
joining hands..oh friends my heart spills over...willo dearest..willo love...
Ms.DeeJay
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:02:00 (EST)
Willo love Willo Love Willo Love
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:01:47 (EST)
I just can't say 'Goodbye'...
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:08:41 (EST)
Willo...love...Willo...love...(sniff)...Willo...love...
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:20:37 (EST)
I can feel her love around us like a soft embrace ...

Willo ... Love ... Willo ... Love

Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:01:30 (EST)
willo..love..willo..love..willo..love..
Aldyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:07:32 (EST)
The soul is immortal....Willo... Love...
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:00:36 (EST)
i am still overwrought with emotion.. at times i feel crushed under the weight of sorrow, that our dear friend is not here with us... and in another moment i feel as light as a feather having the sense that willo, sweet willo, is free.. and will always be with us...
she is a good friend... a definite jewel...
she encouraged me and taught me... i will never forget her lessons...
my fondest memory of her is from the magickbeans... when she was in a particulary playful mood, and invited everyone into the healing pool... i did a series of acrobatics, and emerged from my dive into the pool to place a crown of flowwers on her head, and it made her so happy... her hugs were always generous and she never spared a kind word or wasted an opinion...
i love willo... i miss her madly...

poetic
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:00:10 (EST)
Willo.....love.......Willo........love.......
Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:06:38 (EST)
willo love..willo love..willo love..
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:06:28 (EST)
{{{{Bob}}}}
I know the feeling...I'm finally having my cry....

Aldyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:06:07 (EST)
::humming with Lunah::
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:59:05 (EST)
willo love..willo love..willo love...
Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:05:53 (EST)
Willo... Love... Willo... Love...
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:05:46 (EST)
Willo loved Earth Day. {{{{{Kris}}}}} could plant one of your willow tree cuttings that day in her memory?
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:17:05 (EST)
*Looking at the faces of her friends in the circle, Lunah feels the rising energy through the hands joining hers ... she feels a sound rising in her throat ... just a humming ... then words ...* "Willo ... love .... Willo ... love"
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:58:01 (EST)
Gods, letting go is just SO damned hard! I'm really trying here, I thought I was all cried out...and just now the floodgates opened again. (reaching for the tissues yet again)

Teri, your post really touched me!

Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:16:46 (EST)
*joining hands*
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:03:54 (EST)
{{{{{Teri}}}}}} That must have been so hard ... I'm crying all over again ...
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:56:34 (EST)
Message understood!!!!!
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:15:31 (EST)
{{{{Lunah}}}}

*reaches for the hands nearest hers*

Aldyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:03:27 (EST)
Joins hands with nearest person
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:56:02 (EST)
::Takes Lunah's hand....::


Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:02:22 (EST)
((Poe)))))((((((Teri)))))

Willo healed my wrist.now i can 'pot' on my wheel again.
i make friends slowly. but willo was instantly there. I wanted to do more for her.
Listened to music..a tape called Jass Wolf. full of sax and wolf howls..soft & blended ...ans sad.....that's how i feel

Ms.Deejay
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:14:23 (EST)
::reaches for the hands of those near her::
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:55:15 (EST)
I don't know if I can stay..... I am not dealing well with this.

Willow had a sweet, low voice. When we sang together it was magic. She gave the best hugs, hard and long and full of love. She had no pettiness in her soul.....an amazing acomplishment for a mere mortal.

I knew she was gone from us shortly after the accident. A shamanic journey took me to her room, where Kali danced.... and refused to allow me to heal... or attempt to heal. Another journey with another dear friend took me to a sacred place where we sang. The willow trees in that place had already accepted Willo's spirit into the ranks of their own... and could not comprehend my grief.

I had never been so glad to have my work proven invalid as when we had news of her recovery..... and never so frustrated at having my work validated at news of her passing.

For those who need to speak to her, I can lead the way to a special place, where she sings wiht the willows still.......



Teri
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:55:07 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for Aldyth, and hugs her* :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:54:47 (EST)
{{{{Zyalia}}} What a blessing to have her notes to you!


I have learned so many lessons and changed so much through this...part of my spirit will forever be Willow-spirit...

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:54:12 (EST)
((((((Zyalia)))))))
I wish you well with the book!!!!!
I am sure the ending is indeed great

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:54:09 (EST)
People seem to be having problems loading the page, I'm not sure if it will get any better ... how about if we all join hands and raise some energy to comfort all who grieve?
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:53:58 (EST)
Aldyth tiptoes in...

is it too late to join in, my dearest {{{{ Dancers }}}} ?

Aldyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:00:26 (EST)
I have created a new page at my website. A poem for Willo is there, as is one for my feline friends lost in this month too.
Wolfe
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:53:03 (EST)
{{{Zyalia}}} That was very nice....
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:11:34 (EST)
{{{{{{Zyalia}}}}}}}
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:52:21 (EST)
{{{{{Bob}}}}} you're so right.
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:11:05 (EST)
{{{{{{{{{{Thunderchilde}}}}}}}}}}}}}
you were blessed.
you too have a jewel to keep

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:10:59 (EST)
now I have the 'puter gremlins too!
Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:51:42 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for NightTiger, and gives her a hug* :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:51:28 (EST)


Night Tiger descreatly enters the ritual room......

...."Am I too late to join? I wish I could have made it sooner, sorry for the late attendance I dont want to disturbe you.
Brightesst blessings and love to all of you {{{{Beautifull Dancers}}}}!

{{{{I love you Willow!}}}}

NIGHT TIGER
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:09:33 (EST)
Willo was helping me edit a series of books I have written. We discussed it chapter by chapter as she sent me back her notes. I told her how very hard it was for me, to kill of characters I had created, but who took on lives and personalities of their own. I knew, though, that it was necessary to maintain the balance within the confines of the story. I received the final two manuscripts in the mail the same day we found out about the accident. I wasn't able to go through it, to see her little notes, her corrections of my puncuation. Just now, I opened the drawer and looked at the last page. She wrote "*grin* OK this ending is great".

Whatever reason Willo had for passing beyond the veil, I trust her judgement, and know in my heart it was the right, if difficult, decision. Somewhere, there is a balance restored. I only hope that I live to recognize it, so I can say, this ending is great.

Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:57:06 (EST)
Its so hard to say Goodbye, so I will just say
...au-revoir willo, ma cherie... Then I can know that somewhere, she smiles and waits for us all.

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:50:08 (EST)
Its so hard to say Goodbye, so I will just say
...au-revoir willo, ma cher... Then I can know that somewhere, she smiles and waits for us all.

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:49:48 (EST)
I have created a new page at my website. A poem for Willo is there, as is one for my feline friends lost in this month too.
Wolfe
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:49:44 (EST)
Teri, you are one of those that I have been worried about....

You ok dear?

SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:08:36 (EST)
Its so hard to say Goodbye, so I will just say
Then I can know that somewhere, she smiles and waits for us all.

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:49:12 (EST)
{{{{Poetic}}}}..{{{{Teri}}}}
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:56:00 (EST)
*motions Teri to enter the same doorway, and hugs her, too* :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:48:40 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for poetic and gives her a big hug!!!*
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:48:07 (EST)
permission to enter... if anyone is still here.....
Teri
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:47:47 (EST)
No better way it could have been said, Bob.
Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:54:32 (EST)
poetic requests to join the circle
please :)
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:47:38 (EST)
{{Bob}} I think you're right...if we can be more conscious of giving love and recieving it, of opening our hearts, then we will have done such a great thing, and honored our teacher...
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:47:38 (EST)
{{{{{Bob}}}}}..sort of like "what would Willo do", huh?..hehe..*tears flowing*..
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:54:22 (EST)
{{{{{Bob}}}}} Well said! :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:46:48 (EST)
The one thing that has come through loud and clear is how much people really loved Willo. I'm sure I took it for granted that she'd always be here for us, and began to look upon her as a constant; like gravity or the weather. Now that she's left us, there is a huge hole in our lives. I think the best way to fill it is to live the way she would have wanted us to...with love, and understanding, and acceptance. That, I'm sure, would be the best possible tribute we could give to Willo.
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:04:07 (EST)
Would anyone object to a announcement in Circle Network News under "Passages"? Do you think her family would object?
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:52:02 (EST)
She said she loved corkscrew willo. i made her a staff form one of mine and sent it. carved with wiool leaves..she never got a chance to see it. and now it is on it's way back to me.
willow whips 'take' easily. mom puts them in a coffee can fills it with potting soil & sand and sticks it in the ground..most of them grow by fall. and by the time the can rots you have a tree.

Ms.DeeJay
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:44:54 (EST)
Kris, sorry, computer froze, had to reboot...take cuttings from the ends of the young branches in Spring, just after they sprout. Stick them in water and they should root fairly easily.
Wolfe
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:44:53 (EST)
{{{{{{{SHUN}}}}}}
hold that memory tight
it is a precious jewel you can never let go of.

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:57:47 (EST)
TC - we know....
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 21:02:58 (EST)
****


Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:49:32 (EST)
****


Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:49:25 (EST)
I remember how she made a special trip across the sound so we could spend a short time together during my trip to Seattle a few months back.

She was wearing this green t-shirt with huge sunflowers on it... we met at a McDonalds there on the pier and just sat and chatted until it was time for my sessions to begin....she came along and watched for a short time.

We were only together a couple of short hours, but I'll treasure that moment always.

Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:48:43 (EST)
You have been called from the place of your dwelling,
After times, after duties, after separations.
May blessed soul-friends guide you,
May helping spirits lead you,
May the Gatherer of souls call you,
May the homeward path rise up under your feet
and lead you gladly home.

Blessings to you dear Willowsong, though your body has departed this realm of Midgard, your spirit shines forth as a beacon to all who seek this House of Love and Knowledge you helped to create!

Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:41:44 (EST)
***
Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:47:57 (EST)
{{{{Kris}}}
That would be a wonderful thing! I have no idea, but I bet someone does...or can find out...would you really do that?

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:40:56 (EST)
Welocome Ms DeeJay,

I never was lucky enough to meet Willo IRL, but just this morning, I thought I could really see her, and she was so full of caring, and love, like a bright shining star.

The world is a poorer place without her, but the Summerland will be the richer.

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:40:33 (EST)
*tries tries tries one more time*
ariel
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:53:36 (EST)
{{{{{SHUN}}}}} :)

I always think of Willo when I hear this song:

*humming*

"I am a strong woman, I am a story woman,
I am a healer, my soul will never die."

Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:39:35 (EST)
Kezmei..a willow tree toom I think in the center would be perfect for her. I know everytime I look at my willow in my front yard, I shall be reminded of her.
I personally, never received any ICQ's from Willo, the history file was blank...but just knowing she was there, for whenever I needed to talk, was comfort enough for me.

Wolfe
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:46:18 (EST)
{{{{{{{{{{all of you}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
I believe we have learned the last lesson.
willo is now content.
the responsibility is ours now, to continue in her name.

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:39:18 (EST)
Well Kezmai... I think that she would like Willows!!!! And Morgana... perhaps it was a compromise. The cyber gremlins are back in force, and in order to refresh I must post, so forgive the delay.

A thought... and I have no idea how to do this... Willo healed me Willow. If someone can tell me reliably how to cut starts from it, I can start them now, and perhaps have a bunch ready to go in the spring to send out....

Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:45:56 (EST)
Zyalia turns to hug Ms Dee Jay
Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:44:19 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for Ms. DeeJay and gives her a big hug!* :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:37:15 (EST)
Guess my best memory will be as we stood around the lake watching the candles float after we made our wishes.

Willo gave me a huge and warm hug, and it felt like it was from a mother or grandmother. That is how she will always be for me in my mind.

SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:55:57 (EST)
requests to join the circle
Ms.DeeJay
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:36:35 (EST)
{{{{Vaness}}}}, you are right ... I can't even imagine what Pat must be feeling right now ... I hope some of our love for Willo shines on him, too, and lifts his heart a bit.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:36:27 (EST)
T.C., I know that personally, I will do my best to exemplify her best characteristics. I don't know if I have it in me to be as loving and generous as her, but it's certainly a goal worth trying for...
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:55:09 (EST)
::sniffle:: thanks {{{Bob}}}....

{{{TC}}}, there have been so many lessons for me that I have seen already, and so many more to come I'm sure...would have preferred to learn them some other way, but....

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:35:59 (EST)
{{{{{Morgana}}}}} I agree ... just as she took a small piece of each of our hearts with her, she left a part of herself for each of us, too.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:35:14 (EST)
Kezmai, that sounds lovely, just as you've described it.
Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:41:37 (EST)
I agree, Bob.......... Our time with Willo, our conversations with her and thee whole ordeal of the last month all have deep meanings. It is now our job to figure out what these lessons were, and to go forth from there.
Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:40:48 (EST)
(offers Morgana a tissue)

Here, I have a whole box handy!

Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:52:35 (EST)
I hope she is at peace. I am sure she will watch over us all,
and over her family of course.
Let us pray to the Mother that She will bring comfort to Pat and her family,
that they may also find some peace.
Poor man, he has been through such a difficult time.

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:33:33 (EST)
in an attempt to chase out cyber gremlins.....
Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:33:04 (EST)
I am planning to plant a small grove of trees for Willo. I am thinking sycamore, pussywillow, the beautiful eucalyptus nicholli and possibly sugar maple.
what do you think she will like?

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:32:58 (EST)
{{{{Riff Raff}}} Yes, we all carry her in our hearts now...

::tears flowing freely, can't really see::

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:32:30 (EST)
I honestly feel that Willo had one last thing that had to be done. Once completed, she was allowed to move on. Her lessons were completed.
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:50:44 (EST)
It's amasing how much of her I hear in all of you as I sit and listen now.Tha will make the memories easy to keep.
Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:49:55 (EST)
I can picture Willo sitting here quietly, smiling at our proceedings, her heart filled with love and gratitude for each of us. She wants us to heal, to carry on. Her work is done for now, and she will rest before moving on. It's up to us to learn from her example...
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:49:21 (EST)
Her last email to me was titled "Me again :)" , because we had fired back and forth so many missives...I haven't read it recently, because I just can't, but I know how it ends "Much love, as always"...
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:27:29 (EST)
Hugs Lunah back
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:26:49 (EST)
I am here, with lit forest candle for Willo....sorrowing at the fact we never got to meet face to face, and will not possibly, in this life, but may in the next. And taking comfort from the thought that she is here with us, holding us close as we grieve for her...

Wolfe
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:39:56 (EST)
Sorry I am late, just got home from work and found out about this!! The thing I think I will remember most is a voice of calm amidst the chaos
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:44:48 (EST)
{{{{Kris}}} Yes, I think you're right! (and the thought has made me smile). Perhaps they compromised?
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:24:51 (EST)
{{{{{{{Morgana}}}}}}}
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:43:41 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for Gil-naur, and hugs him* :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:24:30 (EST)
The last words she said to me, on ICQ....."{{{{{{{Sweet Dreams, Sweetness}}}}}}}}}, Love You!!"
The words she whispered to me this morning in my dreams "Touch like the Ocean, Flow like the Sea"
Willowsong..I will never forget you. You were always there, for me, and everyone, even when I knew you were busy, you always had the time. You were my sister, my friend, my teacher, my sweet loving Willo..you touched my life in so many ways..I see you and think of you in everything I do..I love you Willowsong, always and forever.

Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:31:00 (EST)
Anyway, love...time to go shower and then early to bed...didn''t get nearly enough sleep...

{{{{{{{ sweet dreams }}}}}}}}}


Oh Gods, those were the last words from her. The next day.....


Darn, I just lost it now

SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:42:55 (EST)
*Leads Ariel over to a comfy pillow* :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:23:55 (EST)
{{{Morgana}}}
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:42:47 (EST)
Request to join circle in progress
Gil-naur StormRaven
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:42:02 (EST)
Kris, Kezmai, both of you...well said!
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:41:51 (EST)
I wrote a kind of clumsy poem today. You can tell it's not my usual style 'cause some of it rhymes :)

So many thoughts
So many words
but it all comes down to the most simple...
Love, pure and true. You are my sister-friend,
beloved and cherished.
Death does not end that.
I feel you near, whispering wisdom and comfort,
and as the raw hurt recedes
I am able to accept that you are at peace
that this is not an end, but a change
I know that you are Home,
safe and free.
You have always been the Goddess to me.

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:21:53 (EST)
Willo was the first person to greet me when I first posted at the Magic Beans, and I've never forgotten that. :) I remember thinking, "Cool! Pagans! Talking to me!" *grin* She was so sweet.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:21:40 (EST)
*requests to join . . .*
ariel
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:28:23 (EST)
OK tiers I knew it
Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:39:54 (EST)
I am here, my body, listening to beautiful Celtic song,,,and yet my Spirit is with you all.
My tears are spilling freely, as I 'see' you all, and hear the sound of the flute.
I cannot explain, my words are worthless, as my body is. Thank you all. I find it hard to weep.
Before Willo's accident, I had a bad, sick gut feeling regarding her. I thought it was because of all the posting trouble at the House, so I e-mailed her to take care. I have her reply. Little did I realise what my feeling really meant.

Oh Mighty Goddess, Mother of all. Ease the pain in the hearts of your children.
Give the soul of Willowsong gentle rebirth, that she be with us once more.

kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:27:14 (EST)
Getting here has been difficult for all of us. After several of us were in Chat Saturday night, a thought coalesced in my head;

I know that her having rebounded and then lost her was the most difficult thing for us. But I think it was significant that this process took Willo a month and a day. As many of us talked and shared and laughed and cried about Willo, it ocurred to me that most of us were saying things like "Willo and I were discussing..." or "Willo and I were arguing about....". As those of us know that have been caught on the short side of Willo's tongue, she did not make any decisions in haste. She weighed both sides of an issue with as much information as she could possibly glean. And then and only then would she be moved into a decision. I do believe that Willo had her argument with the Goddess and the decision was finally made. The funny thing is, I haven't a clue as to who won!!!!

Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:27:12 (EST)
{{{{Riff Raff}}}} *smewch* You shine pretty brightly yourself, you crazy diamond! :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:19:46 (EST)
Hugs {{{Ariel}}}

Please join in.....

Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:24:54 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for Ariel, and gives her a big hug* {{{{{{Ariel}}}}}
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:17:54 (EST)
I remember Willo as always having time for others. This year has been difficult for me in many ways, but Willo helped me through. Her wise words and kind ways will be with me always.
I hope she is here so that I may say thankyou for all the love and understanding she showed me.
By the way, Willowsong, you were absolutley right!

I miss you dear sister.

Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:17:50 (EST)
I am in aw.Usually daily as I learn more about what a wonderful group of people you are and don't know how to explain what it has meant to me to have been excepted as I have.Just in aw
Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:36:29 (EST)
...the tears flow freely now...
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:36:20 (EST)
::lights a candle from Morgana's::
Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:23:59 (EST)
*watches quietly*
ariel
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:23:42 (EST)
*lights a candle off Morgana's*
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:23:34 (EST)
{{{{{Gwynyth}}}}} Sweetie, she knew we all loved her. I was nearly arguing with her when we last spoke, and that's how it was left between us when she passed ... but I know she knows I love her. :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:16:23 (EST)
{{{{{{{{Gwynyth}}}}}}...I think she knew that anyway :)
Be at ease sweet one!

Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:22:44 (EST)
::lights a candle off Lunah's::
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:15:47 (EST)
A thousand tears are shed, a thousand hearts are lifted! Sorrow and joy, two bittersweet emotions, joined forever...my heart is heavy with sorrow, yet it soars with joy at knowing Willo is free, and somewhere smiles with grace over us. The never-ending cycle of birth, death, and rebirth has turned again. The Goddess reaches out and embraces sweet Willowsong, and she has indeed returned home. Blessings to our dear Willo!
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:34:38 (EST)
*lights a candle off of Kris' candle* ...
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:14:38 (EST)
{{{{{{{{{{Family}}}}}}}}}} *starting to cry* I love you all. I'm sorry it took Willo's death for me to slow down and and re-prioritize things in my life. You all are so special to me. I should have said this to her, I never did, and I'm filled with remorse. Oh, {{{{{{{Willo}}}}} I love you and will miss you. *crying too much to type*
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:27:47 (EST)
Yes...she taught us to love, such a powerful lesson...

I have too many memories...my last birthday, I was henning and hawing about changing my online name, and on my brithday she wrote me and said "yes, Morgana suits you" and so it was...

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:14:16 (EST)
Lighting a golden candle for both my personal and virtual alter tonight and placing it upon the table.
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:33:07 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for Vanessa, and hugs her* :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:13:29 (EST)
Silverstar, that is so true!
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:32:17 (EST)
{{{{Morgana}}}} I think Willo is probably grinning from ear to ear right now, knowing that her passing will bring us closer, and it will teach us to let each other know how much we love each other, and that we'll live each day to the fullest.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:12:44 (EST)
lights off of Bob's candle....
Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:30:58 (EST)
{{{{{{{Vanessa}}}}}}}}
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:18:47 (EST)
I too feel bound to this group, these people who have come together as a family in the House Willo and Arianna opened to us. I am grateful beyond words to have known Willowsong, and to know you all. I hope to know you better as time takes us on our journey. My love to all of the Dancers of the House.
Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:18:33 (EST)
My servers not showing anything posted after Morgana greets Bob, not even my entries. I am posting this in hopes it is not being eaten by the ether dragons.
I am really devastated about Willo. She was such a rock to me. I keep wondering what I could have done to make her life easier. I shared my sorrows with her, and some joys. Maybe I should have given her more of my joys and less of my sorrow. Any time I needed a psychic boost, I could send her an email, and she would send me Reiki. Many times I could physically feel it, and knew she was there. And I know I wasn't the only one. I wonder how many of us she carried on her back, uncomplainingly. Many, I think, which is why there is such an outpouring of love for her. Some of you were probably closer to her, I didn't have daily contact with her, but I valued the time that I did have, and still do. This is the house of love that Willo built.

Silverstar
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:25:05 (EST)
requesting to join the circle.....
Vanessa
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:11:08 (EST)
I place an eclipse candle on the altar. This signifies death and rebirth, the cycle of life. I burn this candle for Willo...
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:29:29 (EST)
"... flowing to the ocean." {{{{{Falin}}}}} ;)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:10:30 (EST)
{{{{Lunah}}}}
Sweetie...you all are such a gift, such a blessing...Willo made us each feel special...and we all *are* special. We just have to believe...and to remember to tell each other...
::tears starting again here as well::

Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:10:07 (EST)
like a drop of rain...
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:16:23 (EST)
Very true.

Every one of you have become an important and beautiful part of my life. I give thanks daily for you all.

Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:15:58 (EST)
*humming with Kris* "... and to Her we shall return ..."
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:08:59 (EST)
love returned, threefold. my heart is aching for you all.
kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:08:45 (EST)
so true!..I love you all!

{{{{{{Lunah}}}}}}

Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:15:16 (EST)
I sit here tonight in remembrance of Willo. I recall as we circled in my yard. Her laugh, her smile, as we dassed around and with the tree. I remember as later we lit charged candles that we cast upon the waters to carry our thoughts, hopes and fear. I play now, the music that we played. and as she hums in my ear... we all come from the Goddess....
Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:26:56 (EST)
Right now I'm burning the cedar prayer candle Willo sent me for Yule last year ... and I'm finally able to cry.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:07:50 (EST)
Oh, Lunah, I agree so much! I love you all, and forget to tell you that!
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:26:15 (EST)
*hugs all around*

I want to say first how blessed I am to have all of you in my life ... it might not be something I say often enough, but I treasure each and every one of you. Willo's passing has made me realize we need to say "I love you" often.

Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:06:43 (EST)
Blessed Be
Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:23:55 (EST)
Blessed Be
Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:22:52 (EST)
Testing after a computer reboot.
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:22:40 (EST)
Blessed Be
kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:10:15 (EST)
Blessed Be.
Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:09:47 (EST)
Blessed be.
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:09:43 (EST)
enters......

Smiles and hugs to all of you....

Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:09:13 (EST)
Blessed Be.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:02:03 (EST)
Blessed be
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:20:47 (EST)
*cuts a doorway for TC, and welcomes him*
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:01:40 (EST)
Blessed Be.
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:08:24 (EST)
requesting to join the circle.....
Thunderchilde
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:07:53 (EST)
Zyalia moves to the centre of the circle. Standing straight, she raises her arms in a skyward embrace:

Thy love and compassion hath strengthened us, Thrice Crowned Goddess. Thy guidance hath been a granite fortress set upon the peak; Thy sacred law of life a consecrated wall of flame protecting us.

But in this moment and in this place we are in need of Thy healing and comforting presence, O beloved Goddess of all beginnings and endings. Be with us in our grief and guide us through the night.
In Thee we are made whole.

Blessed be, Great Goddess, in all Thy many names and manifold attributes.

Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:07:41 (EST)
Zyalia moves to the centre of the circle. Standing straight, she raises her arms in a skyward embrace:

Thy love and compassion hath strengthened us, Thrice Crowned Goddess. Thy guidance hath been a granite fortress set upon the peak; Thy sacred law of life a consecrated wall of flame protecting us.

But in this moment and in this place we are in need of Thy healing and comforting presence, O beloved Goddess of all beginnings and endings. Be with us in our grief and guide us through the night.
In Thee we are made whole.

Blessed be, Great Goddess, in all Thy many names and manifold attributes.

Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:07:26 (EST)
taking proffered hands on either side
Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:19:07 (EST)
...hands joined, the energy flows freely...
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:17:43 (EST)
.... feel the energy traveling clockwise ... raise your hands ... feel the circle ... and set your hands down behind you, on the earth. The circle is now cast.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:58:52 (EST)
Lunah faces each direction in turn, and calls the elements:

"I call upon the Elements
Earth and Air, Fire and Water
To guide, encircle, shield, and comfort
The Goddess’ traveling daughter.

Earth by North to give her strength
So that the journey is swiftly made;
Air by East to ease her mind
As all her fears to rest are laid.

Fire by South to build her courage
And guide her on the way;
Water by West to bathe her in love
As her tears are washed away.

Welcome, Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water ... please be with us in our circle tonight as we remember our sister Willo."

Let us all join hands .... picture the energy flowing clockwise, from person to person, brother to sister ...

Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:57:33 (EST)
Testing
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:57:09 (EST)
Silverstar enters the ritual room, walks deosil hugging those present. She finds her big, blue pillow and sits down. There is soft sakahachi flute music to aid meditation. She grounds, waiting for the ritual to begin.
Silverstar
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:08:16 (EST)
Checking in and taking a nice comfortable place around the circle.
SHUN
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:53:07 (EST)
Relaxing, the gentle strains of music mixing with the delicate incense and flowers, ground and center among friends...
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:11:54 (EST)
Welcome, everyone ... this is going to be a very free-form ritual, as you know ... I wrote a poem for Willo, asking the elements to protect her, and I'll use this to call the quarters, and we'll cast the circle. Then I believe Zyalia has an invocation to give, and then we'll all just do what comes to mind. :) Sound good?
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:52:46 (EST)
{*{*{*{***Everyone***}*}*}*}
Falin
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:59:32 (EST)
I reach over and hug {{{Morgana}}} and {{{Kris}}}. I begin to weep.
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:11:31 (EST)
I enter this place that is not a place, in a time where there is no time, in perfect love and perfect trust.
Zyalia
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:59:13 (EST)
entering the sacred space, kez greets all who have gathered.
kezmai
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:58:50 (EST)
Silverstar enter reverently, goes deosil to hug all present. She finds her big blue cushion, and sits down. There is quiet sakahachi flute music in the background to aid meditation. She takes some deep breaths to ground and center.
Silverstar
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:04:38 (EST)
After entering the ritual space I give {{{Lunah}}} {{{Bob}}} and {{{Riff Raff}} hugs. Then choose a pillow and begin to ground and center.
Gwynyth
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:50:09 (EST)
gazing about with misty eyes, I see so many here. Both in thought and participating. squeezing hands, and giving hugs as I pass, I settle in to rejoice in the life of the singer of trees. Join us in our celebration of Willowsong. Forgive us if we seem a bit casual. Most of us are still having a hard time focusing on our keyboards, we thought that a loose circle would be better rather than focusing on structure we would like to focus on our memories of Willo.

Let The Dance of Willo's song begin.....

Kris aka silberbaren
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:07:56 (EST)
Morgana sees {{{{Bob}}} as her eyes adjust to the light, and she hops up tp hug him as well :)
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:47:55 (EST)
Morgana enters, slowing just past the door to light her eyes adjust to the light. She hugs {{{{Lunah}}} and {{{RiffRaff}}}, then sits down on a fluffy pillow...she takes a rose quartz from her pocket, and places it in her lap, then begins to ground and center...
Morgana
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:46:48 (EST)
I enter the ritual space, greet those who are already here, and await the start of the ritual. Hello people! :)
Bob
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:04:37 (EST)
Welcome, {{{{{{everyone}}}}}}}, to the ritual space Arianna so graciously created. :) The lighting is soft ... there are comfortable pillows all around ... wonderful scents are in the air from the candles and incense. Get comfy, and ground and center; we'll begin very soon.
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 19:41:53 (EST)
Ow,,,low doorway ;-]
Riff Raff
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 20:00:24 (EST)
Thanks, {{{{{{Kooky}}}}} :)
Lunah
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 12:19:23 (EST)
Testing.
Kook
- Monday, November 09, 1998 at 12:36:39 (EST)
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