Cleansing of her feet (haibun)

June 22nd, first day of summer, the day after summer solstice, she sets out to the rapids. Today is a tribute to her departed mother who was born on this day in 1926. She will also cleanse her feet in the waters of the rapids of la rivièvre Richelieu marking her mother’s first anniversary in her eternal resting place…christening this new beginning.

site of foot bath

Waves roll with force

declare birth of an angel

in heaven


She sits on one of the rocks by the rapids, allowing the waves to splash and wet her feet and then she dunks them in the busy rumbling water marking a new tradition en homage pour Colombe, sa mère.

washing feet 1

Ripples tickle 

feet float on rapid currents 

birthday giggles

© Tournesol ’15

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