An ode to Harriet

Deep brown eyes, still vibrant

Despite the pain

Despite the indignity

Despite the crumbling limbs.

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Moments before she left us

Those eyes looked into mine

Knowingly,

As if to comfort me.x

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Rest in peace, Harriet. It was a privilege knowing you. Put to sleep today, 8 October 2010, after a short illness.

Photo above right: Harriet, aged two. Left: Harriet, “bridesmaid” at Clive and Catherine’s wedding in December 2007, with cousin Briar. Harriet’s ashes will be sprinkled on this spot in the peaceful Pohangina Valley.

See also: Creating our own Totara Reserve in Pohangina; The biscuit (or Ode to Harriet II)

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