Monday, August 6, 2012


Dear readers,

Many of you over the years have commented on the grace and beauty of my dog Angie. It is with great sadness that I must announce to you that she passed away on Tuesday night. Words cannot express my devastation. How could i let my butterfly angel fly away?

The mirror is broken and i cannot see a way forward for this blog. i really appreciate the small group of loyal readers that have seen fit to populate these pages with their poetry of spirit. After all, it's all about spirit, isn't it? But when the spirit flies away--only shattered fairyland glass remains.



  1. Oh dear, I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Angie.

  2. Such sad news. As a devoted dog-mom, I understand all too well how painful it is. I have so enjoyed your sweet Angie - she (and you) will be greatly missed.

  3. Prospero, so sorry for your loss, sweet Angie will be dearly missed. I'm glad to have known her through your blog. I will miss your creative posts too.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. That is absolutely heart breaking. I've had to go through the process and it's terrible. Angie will be missed. Your photography is incredible and will be missed. Hang in there. My thoughts are with you.

  5. Dearest Prospero, The Love you gave your Sweet Angie will live on and on and makes this crazy world a better place. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I've been thru it and I so know what you are going thru. I will miss your unique voice, your poetry, your extreme thoughtfulness and sensitivity, your gorgeous and original photography. I know you will find your way but yes, it will take time. Please accept my deepest sympathies, healing thoughts, and gratitude for the joy you both shared with us...

  6. You have my deepest sympathy - and can only hope that you will change your decision concerning the blog.

  7. I am so sorry to read this. You have my deepest sympathy, I know all to well how it is to loose a dear friend as only a sweet dog can be. She will always live in your heart, and I hope she will continue to inspire you, whatever you decide concerning your blog. I have been away for a while, life sometimes gets in the way of blogging. But your blog has always inspired me, readig your words and looking at your beautiful pictures. I hope you after a while will decide to continue blogging.
    Warm thoughts and hugs from Valkyrien.

  8. oh prospero I'm so sad to read that !
    I know what you feel, I have lost my labrador too !
    and I will never forget her eyes the last day !
    Angie was such a cute little dog and made me happy
    when I came on your blog !
    Ihope you will feel better day after day and that
    you will come back later !
    I will miss you
    bisous Prospero

  9. Dear Prospero
    I am really sorry to hear that you have lost your little soul mate Angelina. She was so beautiful and i'm sure a very faithful and loving companion. I hope you will be comforted by all the photo's and memories of your little friend.
    love to you
    doc xx

  10. Dearest Prospero! :-D I think of you so often (especially when I do my work with the animals).

    Polaroids have the same effect on me as old black and white Hollywood publicity photos and those of Native Americans before their way of life was decimated. I thought it was nostalgia, but now I see it in terms of the absence you mentioned. Photographs can break your heart. It takes courage to live and it takes compassion to live well. A serious intellect is the icing on the cake!

    I know how hard it is. I went thru a long period of time when I isolated myself because I just couldn’t take another heartache, but eventually, made my way thru. I hope/know your healing is taking hold, even if it doesn’t always feel that way.

    May you always walk in beauty.

  11. hello Prospero ! I come back just a while !
    hope you feel better !
    I wish you lovely days

  12. A belated but heartfelt wish of condolences. I have often read your messages in other blog bottles floating on the sea, and have left quietly but with respect for your voice of reason, and yes, of spirit. Be well, though the physical vessel of Angie may be gone, she will live forever in your heart.

  13. Beaucoup de temps s'est écoulé depuis que je ne me suis plus arrêtée pour laisser un mot dans ton jardin Prospero , mais je n'ai jamais oublié de passer me rafraichir a la douceur et a la beauté de tes images..parfois les mots sont presque des barrières pour moi..
    Je suis désolée que ton Amie soit sais quelle place énorme ils peuvent l’énorme place vide qu'ils laissent en partant..
    Ton jardin est un endroit d’exception ..ça serait dommage de le laisser sans lumière..
    Je t'embrasse Prospero..

  14. Hello, dear Bro--I'm SO sorry to hear of your loss. This seems to be the year for them. ((hugs)) I had a feeling. That's why I visited your blog just now. I've thought of your dear little pup and you so often over the past few months.

    I have been absent from the blogging world--having just gotten back into writing and posting again was painful to blog with all that was happening in our lives.

    Please don't go, dear bro o' mine. I'm so sorry for being out of touch.