|Generously contributed by awesome tour guest Eileen Sake|
Dust in the wind. All we are is dust in the wind. “ -Kansas
|My mother a year before her heart attack|
Before a tour this last week, Grace told me about a friend of hers who had recently and suddenly passed away. A man she was very close to. She was very sad and said that she had energetically connected to this man in the spirit world. She said that he was depressed when he died and kept that depression with him in the afterlife. Grace added that he had gone to a place that was so dark that she was unfamiliar with it and asked for benign energies or angels to help get him out of that space he had created. With help and encouragement from her, after much hesitation her friend finally made the decision to go to the “Light. “
I have listened and observed and watched so many of these stories from Grace since I’ve had the opportunity to know her. From her I know now that even in the darkest of places HOPE lives and survives and has much more strength than even our darkest depressions, fears, and anxieties. That the will of the human spirit to experience PEACE outweighs its need to continue in pain.
Now, when I have the opportunity to listen to this song, even on my long drives from my work, I celebrate what the amazing authors were so brilliantly trying to convey in these lyrics. I know that our time here on this planet is so short and what we make here for ourselves follows us. Our physical bodies are just “dust in the wind” but our spirits live forever. The friends that we make, the positive connections and LOVE we share here last more than a lifetime. And it’s ever changeable. Even in the afterlife we can accept and love ourselves and others. Death is not the end. Thanks for hanging in there Mom.
…And thanks for hanging in there Joe Mason, and Frank Stover, and Franklin Avery and all the early residents who we will never consider “dust in the wind”. Thank you so much to these gentle spirits who have so generously let us bring their stories alive for our Haunted History After Dark guests.
Enjoy photos from this last week below. Thank you also to the Fort Collins Zombie Stroll participants who allowed me to photograph and blog their photos.
|Check out the orb directly on top of the guest near the center and top of the photo.|
|Grace in a snow shower October 25th.|
|Front row: Treloar, Tiffany,Collin. Back row: Amy, Rhonda, Bob, Starr.|
|Fun October 22nd guests|
|Madame Marie! We are here! We have cash! The awesome crowd from Oct. 29th. (City of Fort Collins Natural Area ranger Norm Keally and his beautiful wife DJ are in the center.|