As many of you know, our dear friend and fellow blogger, the hilarious, courageous, wise woman Renee, shed her veil last Tuesday, March 9th. She had suffered for so long, from advanced inflammatory breast cancer, that I have felt a sense of lightness knowing that at long last her pain has ended. I have missed Renee deeply, for she was a great support in those early weeks of my own diagnosis of breast cancer, and again when I started chemo. She in her final weeks, and at her worst, taking time to share how best to take care of myself and alleviate side effects... She is still very present with me each day.On Friday I started to work on this mandala with her in mind - beginning with the image of wings... I had sketched out the wings and began painting them, not knowing what they were to be attached to, or much more when the power outage left me in darkness, unable to finish until today (with the return of both sunshine and electricity). I'm not sure how the mandala may have evolved if there hadn't been such a disruption, shifting gears, and break in time - but isn't that just they way life goes?It seems fitting.