T O T S... Ally Leslie, October 1966 - April 2012.

This is dedicated to our wonderful friend Ally Lesley …. Texture of the Sin …who passed away peacefully after a courageous 6 year battle with cancer… her advice, humor, encouragement and beautiful images have proved a source of inspiration not only to me, but to all on Redbubble.

This is a poem of comfort that I find helps at times like this:


As dew is drawn upwards, in rain to descend
Your thoughts drift away and in Destiny blend.
You cannot escape them, for petty or great,
Or evil or noble, they fashion your Fate.

Somewhere on some planet, sometime and somehow
You will reflect your thoughts of your Now.
My Law is unerring, no blood can atone-
The structure you built you will live in – alone.
Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace
And all that you ask for, and all you desire
Must come at your bidding, as flame out of fire.

Once list’ to that Voice and all tumult is done-
Your life is the life of the Infinite One.
In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause
With love for the purpose, and love for the Cause.

You are your own Devil, you are your own God
You fashioned the paths your footsteps have trod.
And no one can save you from Error or Sin
Until you have hark’d to the Spirit within.

Maori Anon

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