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

19 thoughts on “Reflection & Renewal

    • Yay, I’m glad to know you are going to keep us up on Grytle’s journey! It is truly a work of Robin’s love and passion for what she believed in and I know it will bring joy to all who spend time within. And a boost to creative energy as well! Grytle is a physical manifestation of Robin’s work that she left here, and there is a lot more of her energy still with us in other forms.

  1. Dear Lianna,

    Thank you for the update. We wondered what happened to Robin’s Gyrtle and now we know. I hope you get a chance to enjoy it at some time. Bonnie and I are doing fine though we are presently at the Univ. of Maryland’s hospital in downtown Baltimore because her younger brother just had a heart attack last week and is still in intensive care there. We head back to PA tomorrow for a few weeks before we go back to NH.

    Your Mom was always a special relative to me and I remember her very fondly, especially visiting her and Mishi in Baltimore at their house and listening to their music. A very special treat I will never forget.

    With kind regards, Uncle or Cousin or what ever I am, Ted

  2. Thank you, Lianna, for keeping Robin alive and bringing her forth. I miss her and so often think of our adventures we shared together with the Women’s Group in Nevada. Much Appreciation, Catherine

  3. Beautifully said, Lianna. Everyone is grateful for your efforts to keep us in touch and abreast of the Adventures of Gyrtle. Take good care of yourself through this process as well. We shall remember your mama to De’ek Wada Push later this year…
    Hugs all around –
    Joani

  4. Thank you for the email Lianna.

    I do indeed count Robin as one of the angels who are listening. Such a nice thought.

    I’m looking forward to learning more about Gyrtle’s journeys so please do keep us posted.

    Rick

  5. Just last night i yearned for Robin’s hug, her voice her spirit. Thank you, Lianna for keeeping her alive! Your
    Mom is so proud of her little butterfly! ♥♡♥♡♥

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