I googled “Wake” trying to figure out where to begin, and came up with this
A wake is a ceremony associated with death. Traditionally, a wake takes place in the house of the deceased with the body present; however, modern wakes are often performed at a funeral home. In the United States and Canada it is synonymous with a viewing. It is often a social rite which highlights the idea that the loss is one of a social group and affects that group as a whole (from Wikipedia).
And that made sense. Or as much sense as I can muster as I attempt to make sense of the loss of Kathreen Ricketson of Whip Up
I’ve been trying to write this post since I first heard of her tragic accident last Thursday. I’m stuck. I’m following along as Ann and Kay over at Mason Dixon memorialize her and choking up a little…
You don’t realize how much impact someone you’ve never met, who lives on the other side of the world can have until suddenly you feel their absence. I’ve been following Whip Up so long, I don’t even realize how I found her (I’m willing to wager that Ann and Kay had something to do with it though) but I will never in my life forget the moment when Kathreen found me. It was last August, and she invited me to participate in her Knitting Designer Series, it gave me a chance to chat with her about our mutual love of cardigans, of philosophy and art and kids and preschool…
I sum up then and now with this quote from William Morris
Please consider donating what you can to the educational fund that’s been set up for Kathreen and Rob’s beautiful children, Otilija and Orlando. All the info you’ll need is here. and here if you prefer buttons.