Cats with coral lipstick kiss prints on their heads….
Books, books, books
Gardens and gardening
110 flower pots in her yard
Love of art
Passion for dance
Obsession with beauty and creation
Beautiful stationary, graced with beautiful words written in beautiful calligraphy
Tuned in on people and their unique needs, desires, offerings
Recognizing Christ’s image in our countenances
I went to Caroline’s funeral service in much the same way I went to her home….expecting to share some of my day with her.
My experience at her funeral service was identical to my experiences in her home. I was filled, uplifted, ennobled; touched by Caroline’s grace at her funeral as I had been, as we all had been, in her presence.
Emily Dickinson’s coupling of words, recorded in Caroline’s arrangement of colors and fonts, hang in a frame on my living room wall.
If I can stop one heart from breaking
I shall not live in vain
If I can ease one Life the Aching
Or cool one Pain
Or help one fainting Robin
Unto his Nest again,
I shall not live in Vain.
Oh Caroline! Hundreds are the lives whose aching you eased, the people whose pain you’ve cooled, the figurative robins who have received your help finding their nests. And, more significant, in my opinion, are the hundreds of figurative robins who you have guided to find their songs….and their dances.
In the words of Robert Frost
Never again would birds' song be the same.
And to do that to birds was why she came.
We love you Caroline.
The steps to heaven are dance steps and we hope to follow your lead.
Caroline Jean Prohosky passed on October 26, 2016.