Christine – an honoring

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You don’t know this

But if there is a warrior

That warrior is you

If anyone blazes the way and holds the torch for the light to get through

That woman is you

Because you feel the fear and do it anyway

You set fire to yourself and offer your ashes to the Phoenix

You are unstoppable even as they come at you with everything and more

You’re the wind in the willows, the avalanche, the fucking heartbeat of ten thousand voices

You are Boudicca

Riding your chariot through the Roman siege

You are the woman in ten-year old sweat pants making me laugh until I weeze

Who can smell an idea and rip the world in half with your passion

And when you think you’re just some old bird biding her days

We’re here to remind you of the shine you’ve bequeathed so many

Before you, those things weren’t the same

They were easily passed by, easily put aside

And you said, hell no, and picked them up and gave them value

You galvanized the lost and herded them into something strong

We exist as we do BECAUSE OF YOU

You mock yourself because it’s what you know, but if you could see

The places you touch with your dreams and how they leave us

Better than we were

You’d be finally proud of your legacy thus far

And damn if nothing will ever stop you

Because if it hasn’t by now, then nothing will

Even on your dark days remember, you lit the way girl, it was you

It was you we owe so much to

And you who conjured the dawn.

For Christine E. Ray on her last day at SD and the first day of the rest of her life. We love you woman.

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24 thoughts on “Christine – an honoring

  1. Oh good lord. Love, I couldn’t have said it better. She is incredible and I can’t wait to see where her journey takes her. By the way, the pic totally reminds me of Lexa. That character was so badass. Perfect for Christine. 💖💖

  2. damn Candice! I really don’t deserve all this praise! but you keep holding up that mirror, making me believe. . .
    i guess even Boudica can wear 10-year-old sweatpants and still be a badass

  3. Incredible tribute to your friend, Candice! ❤ This line "Who can smell an idea and rip the world in half with your passion" got my heart racing faster. I look forward to reading her work! Yesterday, I ordered the book you recommended. 🙂

  4. Who can smell an idea and rip the world in half with your passion
    And when you think you’re just some old bird biding her days
    We’re here to remind you of the shine you’ve bequeathed so many
    ❤️❤️

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