Around Here LVIII

A New Friend

 

Paradise

 

Barton Creek

 

Barton Creek

 

Singing by the water…

 

Ladybug #5

 

Bridge

 

Nature Conservancy

 

Austin Music Foundation

So many angels here in Austin…thank you to past- and present-life-hermit-friend Gabriel…and to the beautiful young woman with braces at Target who faithfully follows this blog and will be our future astronomist…thank you to the nameless street-full man who teared up when I told him about Sophia when he asked about her…thank you to James who makes me laugh in such a serious way…

Thank you to Michael, Taylor, and Joan and team at Wilder Wood for such good nourishment.

Thank you to my helenbobelen.com clients for your purchases and kind words.

You all exceed my expectations and fill up my heart…

xo,
Helen

Rise In Peace Sophia

Sophia The Wonderful

 

Sophia Napping As I Sang and Played The Ukulele

 

Sophia

19 years together. Me, her imperfect mother, but we both knew that our love was so so so unconditional and trusting…she was the perfect friend in my life…my feline soulmate. I’m infinitely lucky to have had such an affectionate bond with another being.

Thank you to the Universe who gave me plenty of time with her in her last months, allowing her to lounge to her hearts delight in Austin parks and for sending me gentle James, Jon, Charles James (and seemingly any other semi-stranger-compassionate person whose name has a “J”) to help give her the proper warm lap and shelter in her last weeks, and to Lisa, Margaret, and Stephanie for their understandings and support. Thank you to all the silly, serious strangers who approached Sophia and I…greeting Sophia and thanking me for how she changed their lives that day.

Thank you to the Universe for having given me a near-death-experience so I know the other side is a soft floating warm nest for her most deserving feline soul.

Thank you to Sophia for being my forever angel, having saved peoples’ lives here in true Lassie-fashion, for coaxing me into a life of music and connecting me to a true appreciation for Mother Nature and all the protection Gaia bestows us…

Love to all of you,
Helen

 

 

Around Here LVII

Austin Parks and Recreation

 

Creek

 

Memorizing lyrics and music

 

Helenbobelen at creek

 

Natural Learning Foundation

 

Ladybug #4

 

Austin Night