Celeste Hutchings, 
Rest in peace, 2024, 
Acrylic on canvas, 
60.9 x 91.4 cm (24 x 36 in).

 

Rest in peace

I am here.
I am watching and you make me proud every day.

 

Especially on days when you rest, when you have fun. 
Seeing you enjoy life and enjoy yourself is so remarkably healing.

 

There are so many gifts that you give people,
but the biggest gift of all is the love and the energy you give to yourself.

 

The grace, the healing and the presence you embody from doing that,
from just being, is um.
It's a miracle, in action.

 

Witnessing you and your life is a miracle: 
You transform everything around you. 
You let death come when she is ready. 
You let life come when he is ready.

 

Thank you for taking care of yourself.
Thank you for enjoying your life.
Thank you for being yourself.