I'm not sure whether this is a positive or a negative thought/feeling, but after the "dealing with death" yesterday I read online through Caring Bridge that one of my student's Mom passed away today. While I wonder why this happens to such a young person (and I know it happens to those even younger) and the tears keep coming to my eyes as I think about it, I sense the "spirit" and the emotion makes me aware that there is more than we can know, that there is more than we can ever actually see for ourselves. We can still be saddened, but at the same time must move forward with where we have been placed and where we will be placed as events unfold in our lives. Ashes to ashes, this photo I took the other night thinking that something was about to happen that it would somehow represent. Not much of a photo, but ashes aren't much of a subject.