RIP Auntie Barbara

Last week, I wrote a post on my Other Blog about the emotion of grief, how I experience grief and how I cope with it.

This is why that post went up.

It was my Auntie Barb’s funeral today.

The family has been in Toronto for the past week – those of us coming from away arrived on the 1st – and we were there to see Auntie Barb pass. It’s been very hard; she was my father’s only remaining sibling, and the only biologically related adult from that generation remaining in Toronto (for the sibs and family that live here).

Funeral Home Obit and Memorial Page

Toronto Star Legacy Memorial Page

Her online friends have been wonderful; condolences have come in from her friends in the Celtic Tenors fan group and the Celtic Tenors themselves and of the online puzzle group Jigidi.

As I mentioned in the post in my Other Blog, one of the main ways in which I grieve is by writing memorial poems. I’m including the poem I wrote for her here.

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RuroKen Haiku

Was in the middle of working on Chp. 3 of RuroBatt/Edge of the Blade (which is almost finished) early this morning at work when I suddenly ended up with a haiku in my head.

It focuses on the moment Saitô and Battôsai face off against each other in the Kamiya dojo, and applies equally well to canon or to RuroBatt.

Let me know what you think!

“Wolf-golden eyes meet
dragon amber; all is still–
swords clash in battle.”

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