A candle for Loki

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I’ve been working on this mosaic for five months. I took my time, also because I didn’t want to finish it too soon, since this was a way for me to process my bottomless sadness over having lost Loki, my beloved dog. Today, I am still tearful when I think about how much I miss him. As I write this, tears are rolling down my cheeks. But I know we will be together again. This is my message to him as I light his candle. I wanted this little picture on the left to be appeasing, ethereal, but instead, it looks like a party is going on, like at a fairground, only in the beyond. There is something almost gypsy-like about it. Death, loss… and merriment.

I’m so grateful I got to see Loki again a number of times in my dreams and I will surely see him many times more until the final dream, the one we don’t wake up from, and I will follow him on the gypsy fairground in between the caravans and all the good smells.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the mosaic, waiting to be printed and put on my wall:

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I will now go into the details.

This pictures my home in The Beyond .

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This is Loki with my Soulmate:

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Loki and me:

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Loki taking the journey to the Goblins’ Realm:

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Loki and I in our domain, the wilderness. I represented the goddess of Lofoten in the mountain, she’s a giantess. I dreamed of her a few times.

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A close-up of our dance:

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Loki, the Green Dog:

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Loki on a frosty morning with Morozko, Father Frost:

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Loki and I jumping over streams (we were always synchronised):

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Loki and Lucy. They met twice in my dreams:

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Loki in my own Soul Boat. Our adventures together continue..

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