|A hawk that landed in a tree right outside our window and waited long enough for me to |
Friday, October 25, 2013
The Hawk - God Of The Sky
Saturday morning I lost my youngest and last surviving brother to suicide. Like so many of us, my relationship with both my brothers was difficult in so many ways, yet, we had deep familial bonds that always survived the painful struggles.
My sister, SIL and I were standing under trees across the street when the ME van carried him off' We were so focused on the van that we did not see what was taking place above us all. But after I was settled in at home, many hours later, my partner Bill, who was standing alone at the time, told me what he saw. Flying above the "shed" that was my brother's man cave where he was found, was a very large red hawk circling around and around. It took my breath away to hear this. A bird has always made itself present when other relatives have passed on. But never a hawk. I was immediately struck with the thought that it was either my father come to lead his soul onward, or it was Larry's spirit finally freed from this earth and flying around in the sheer wonder of it.