The main image of our celebration was an homage to Daphne's goldfish pond. We baked spicy fish cookies on pans that I bought from Daphne's garage sale. We set up cups and hot water for tea on a cold November evening.
Jean commissioned a pond so the lanterns would reflect the water.
Mike helped us to hang the lanterns and Noah helped light the candles.
Catherine made this lovely black and gold fish. Each lantern had a unique personality.
We saved petals from Daphne's garden for participants to create a "teapot mandala"
We featured photos of Daphne generously provided by her family.
We asked friends and neighbors to take the time place a stone in the water and remember.
As night fell we gathered to light candles and I sang 'Soon I will be done with the troubles of the world.' People gathered around the tea pots and visited.
Thanks to everyone who helped create and support Daphne's memorial celebration. This project was supported by the Neighborhood Small Grants program.