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i met emi at her lovely hornby home, & after a visit with the baby sheep & their mamas, we spent an afternoon slowly walking around helliwell. The kind of sweet, easy walking that often happens with women in late term. When a lie down in the grass or a sit by the cliff edge watching the fish swim by & looking for cactus is welcome & there’s no need to keep an eye on the clock. The sun got low in the sky, the air was warm & it was lovely to wander through this park so dear to emi & her late husband jordan. Lots of memories & precious places. And lots of space for newness & the awakening into a new life soon to be shared with soon-to-be-on-the-way sila mei. For those of us who know emi, the photo above says a lot… about her strength, her courage & her willingness to move forward with an open heart & so much grace.

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emi’s husband jordan died in an accident 3 short months ago. I started this post with a photo showing emi’s power & tenacity, & i end it with the photo above, showing her spirit, the love & light that lives on within & through her.

a fund has been set up to help support emi & sila mei in the months to come. If you are interested in contributing, please visit their go-fund-me site here.

& you can hear some of their music here & here.

these words by sean michael (giller prize winner & the editor of the music blog said the gramophone): “…when Emi Honda and Jordan McKenzie got up in front of us I understood that I was mistaken. McKenzie was chiptoothed, with a beautiful grin. He wore ragged plaid. He looked as if he had come in like Huck Finn, on a raft. Honda, his partner, was a tiny woman with straight-cut black hair and one of the bravest faces I had ever seen. She looked as if she would have led the raft, or built it.”

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  • faith martens

    so stunning! amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Darshan Stevens

    There is something so incredibly touching about these photos. Something so sensitive, both in the subject, and in your way of capturing the subject.

    I feel like I went on a beautiful journey as I viewed the images, that I was given the gift of a glimpse into a unique and precious life.ReplyCancel

  • Josephine Fletcher

    It was a beautiful walk with Emi around Helliwell. So rare to accompany one so pregnant. It so reminds me of my own time as lady in waiting. I know Helliwell so well and this feels like it is a wonderful beginning supported by lovely people. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful very intimate gentle walk.ReplyCancel

  • […] park, here on hornby island, she in full bloom awaiting the arrival of sila mei (you can see that session here). She made quite an entry. And has been out here in the world for just over a month now. […]ReplyCancel

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