Messages from Robin

A series of delightful synchronicities occurred just after I last updated this blog, as if my mom was sending messages straight from heaven; so I had to share a few.

It all started when I received an email from Robin’s dear friend, Deb. Look who she found while digging through old photos to commemorate her upcoming 60th birthday!
100_0009…If you knew Robin, you know this look of contentmentplus the flush of a glass or two of Merlotwell! Both Deb and Robin are April babies, and I know my mom will be celebrating with her in spirit.

On a separate note, my friend Carol Jean Lovette Young takes the most incredible photos of birds from her very own backyard in Baltimore. It just so happened that right after Deb’s email came through, Carol Jean posted two beautiful shots of a particular favorite of mine to her Facebook: the American Robin.

Check out more of Carol Jean’s photos on her Facebook. I hope you enjoy!


As always,

Reflection & Renewal

Dear Ones,

I am Robin’s daughter, Lianna, and I hope this message finds you well. Today we welcome Spring. I write of new beginnings, and of endings.

Robin passed away on December 24, 2013. (You may read her obituary here.) Thank you for following her journey as she made her dream to live in harmony with the earth a reality. My mom cherished your connection and support, and your communal energy gave her great strength.

Me and Mom on Gyrtle's front porch, July 2013
Me and Mom on Gyrtle’s front porch, July 2013

It has now been over a year since Robin passed—a long year for this planet. Many of us have known loss. We have felt the emptying out that comes with change, and the void it leaves behind, begging to be filled. We must be careful what we put back in.

In addition to being my mother, Robin was my teacher. She taught me what it is to listen and be true to oneself. To create Gyrtle took tremendous vision and power, and that vision lives on. As does our community. Gyrtle’s journey continues.

For now, Gyrtle is safe in Colorado, nestled comfortably on a friend’s land. In the coming months, she will embark on her new life as a residency program for artists and green innovators. I look forward to sharing the process with you on this blog, and welcome you to share your ideas, questions, concerns, and stories along the way. I look forward to getting to know you.

As you set your intentions for Spring, count my mom among the angels who are listening and will help your dreams come to life.

Blessings and Happy Trails!

As always,
Lianna K-V

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