Mandala for Shirley

Mandala for Shirley by Cathy Ulrich

Shirley passed yesterday.
Smart, caring, kind,
she loved art, music,
friends, family and Chuck.

Shirley helped many
see their potential.
She taught people
to work together.

Shirley made art that
expressed her beautiful soul.
Mother Earth and those who love her
were Shirley’s themes.

Shirley is fine.
Better than fine,
she is magnificent.
No longer afraid,
Shirley shines.

©CathyUlrich and LargeSelf, 2012

10 comments on “Mandala for Shirley

  1. Patricia says:

    I love both the image and the words Cathy. The image is for me the inside of a seed opened to show its infinite potential and beauty xx


  2. Beautiful eulogy, Cathy. And I’m sorry for you, but happy for Shirley.


  3. Such a sweet tribute to someone special.


  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    How lovely. I’ve always wondered the meaning of mandalas, or the use of them. What you express here though, makes it appear a heart felt gift.


  5. boomiebol says:

    This is beautiful! Very well written. I haven’t been getting your posts in my mail, and just thought to stop by after responding to your comment. Will unfollow and follow you again. Thanks!!!


    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Boomie, thank you so much! I noticed that I wasn’t getting email notifications from several of the blogs that I wanted to follow, too. I think WordPress has changed the settings so that you have to go to the Reader, click “edit list” and then choose how you want to be notified for each blog (anywhere from “Never” to “Immediately”. Otherwise it just goes to your reader. Hope this helps and have a wonderful day!


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