Green is where the Heart Is for May 4th, 2016

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 04 May 2016 04:00

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.” - Mitch Albom, For One More Day

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

This is dedicated to my many friends who lost their mothers this year.Let me assure you.  Love never dies.  How many times I look in the mirror and my mother looks back.  
Cycles of life continue…let me remember that daily.  As I sat at my desk and viewed the yellows and reds of the falling leaves I was reminded of the gentle letting go of my mother on October 18th.  A rich life she had led for 91 years and her time had come to cross to the other side.   For her it was as tender as a leaf letting go, falling, gently gliding to the ground, in company of many fellow leaves.   The family bonded balancing our grieving with hope eternal.  
The winter would arrive, as did our tears to wash away our sorrow and ease our broken hearts.  I found kindness in the color black soothing my overworked emotions, allowing retreat, withdrawal and personal introspection.  Childhood memories flooded and I could hear her sweet voice encouraging faith, trust and hope eternal. Preparing for the funeral I dressed in black velvet.  My daughter hugged me and stroked the softness of my sleeve.  “All mothers should wear velvet,” she said.  It was the most comforting touch she could imagine.  In honor of my mother, I did however add two very important accessories to my outfit that day.  First was a pair of Antonio Melani black suede spiked heel boots.  My mother lived her whole life with a tremendous love for dance.  These were my tribute to her, knowing that we would all continue to dance because she would have wanted it that way.  Also, over my heart, I wore a pale pink rose, which mimicked those on her spray symbolizing my hope in the resurrection power of spring.   xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success. To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at www.molinquist.com  FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile.

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