Charli Mills wanted us to include feathers in our stories this week. I always find them and have for longer than I can recall. Here is a true story of how I came to understand what feathers would me to me forever.
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My best friend, Trina, used to say that every time she found a feather, it was a message from someone she loved, who was on the other side. She happened to mention this at her father’s celebration of life gathering when we found a feather inside her mother’s refrigerator. We smiled.
On the day of viewing Trina’s body, I was surrounded by our friends and her family. Her sister handed me a container filled with cookies that Trina had marked for me to have only minutes before she died. Left behind on the table was a feather. We smiled.
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