Brandi was by far the kindest human being I have ever known.
Yesterday I finished the little memorial I have been making for Brandi. It is all hand made. Inside the little treasure chest is a vial with some of her ashes, some of her piercings, some turquoise from me and a small crystal. The box is lined in black. The photos and artwork on the framed piece are done on a sheet of Aluminum. The chest is mounted on the bottom of the frame in such a way that it can be opened to view the contents.
Brandi died in my arms on March 30, 2014. She truly blessed my life.
She was an atheist an an anarchist and she would have loved this artwork. We could not have been more different in so many ways yet she is the only human being I have ever met that I consider to be my intellectual equal and clearly understood all about focusing intention on bringing joy and only joy one to the other. She held a Masters in Political Science and had run for office in California. We had a blast every single day. Each day was a new adventure and we lived them moment by moment. Two weeks ago I took her remains up to Sedona and let her go in one of the most spectacular places on earth. There were many spirits present and she is now in very good company. I performed the ceremony myself with my Abalone shell, white sage, my pipe stone Medicine pipe and my red tail Hawk feather. This place has seen ceremony by Native tribes for thousands of years. In the ten years I lived there Hopi, Navajo and Lakota all came there. This is where I will go. The first time I took Brandi there she said to me "I have never heard silence". She rides my palomino pony now, Trigger, across those lush fields of wildflowers, crisscrossed with clear cold streams, heading for those far blue mountains. My dog Blue leads the way.
Bless you darling.