“1492 - The Conquest of Paradise: Light and Shadow" - by Vangelis (Above: Donna arriving at the Great Pyramid)
From Donna's music collection. Her Sunday morning music. She could "listen
to the Angels sing" in her beautiful, secluded garden.
The solemn cadence.
The massed choir in that Cathedral of Her Mind.
Sheer grace and power.
AND she LOVED the idea of conquering Paradise. My shiny witchy wife.
Donna loved her work. Continually at it. I watched her in wonder, every day, at all the phone calls, the faxing, the e-mailing.
She worked bloody hard; Writing. Preparing. Printing... for a consultation, a ritual, a ceremony, a festival.
She celebrated her life through her good work. Lived for her work.
Always there to help and to guide.
However... BE AWARE!
Try and cross her, or meddle in her work, work against her or conive behind her back? Many have faced her Fury and Absolute Wrath.
Have been scalded and singed by her whithering words... bruised and broken by her razor-sharp invective... and cursed until the very air turned BLUE.
You DO NOT want to be within the blast radius when she goes Super Nova.
If the Donna Darkwolf can drag the South African Air Force to the Equity Court for unfair dismissal, and reach a settlement with the South African Air Force after two years of legal proceedings?
You will understand... the Donna Darkwolf WILL come after you -
with her own Legal Counsel, and "see you In Court".
Then you will definitely be: "In Bocca Al Lupo".
'In The Mouth Of The Wolf'.
You DO NOT want to be There. Trust me.
To have the Wolf's teeth around your throat ? You'll soon come around...
Paganism Is Not a Cult, says Donna Vos
Seven minutes to go. Cutting it Fine!
The Pyramid Road from the Airport was very busy.
My Guide knew that I had to be at the Pyramid for mid-day, and although we left the Cairo Novotel Hotel at a reasonable time, the traffic was just unduly heavy, and our driver had to do some nifty dodging and weaving in the traffic.
Today is 1 November 2018. Eleven years since the day Donna and I met, in 2007.
And now I have SEVEN minutes to get to the North Face, which is right behind me, to get to do Donna's Ashes Ritual in The Sand. As per her request:
"Take me to Egypt for our Anniversary, my Franco".
And. So here I am. In Donna's "favorite" Hawaiian shirt. One of several she gave me for my birthday on January 01, 2017.
(Note the Time-Stamp of the image).
Arriving at the North Face on the 11th anniversary of our first meeting: 1 November 2007. She always wanted us to travel to the Egypt she loved. Now we have. 11th Anniversary on 1 / 11. All the One's.
After emptying her ashes on the sands of Egypt, I collected some sand to bring home. A reminder of Donna, timeless in the sands of the place she loved
The purple box of Donna's hair also contains a laser-etched steel plaque, identical to the ones on her bench, and Light Beacon 1 at Kalk Bay, along with a laminated photo of her. The steel will last for thousands of years. Who ever may find it can read about her on the internet.
Here is a map of the Pyramids and the Gizeh Necropolis. "City of the Dead". The launch-site for Donna's journey to Sirius A, starts at the physical representation, on Earth, of Orion's Belt - in the Orion System. Orions belt points at Sirius. The Dog Star. A Wolf is a type of Dog. Darkwolf travels...
A shirt Donna's mother designed and made. Donna's favorite. A Star Atlas. I told her, when I first saw it: "That's Orions Belt!", never knowing 10 years ago, that I would be writing this today. Prophetic? You might find this notion Ironic. But don't worry. You'll come around
Before she checked out, amongst her many writings, Donna said to me: "Find me in Sirius". Sopdet is the ancient Egyptian name of the star Sirius and its personification as an Egyptian goddess. She was combined with Isis as a goddess, the divine mother of the universe.
From The Pyramid Texts, amongst the oldest religious writings in the world, we know that the ancient Egyptians believed that the gods descended from the belt of Orion and from the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. Critically important to Egyptian cosmology, Orion was associated with the god Osiris, and Sirius was associated with the goddess Isis, who together are believed to have created human civilization.
Morning at the Cairo International Novotel Airport Hotel.
Pleasant 4 Star experience. Amazing Middle-Eastern Cuisine. Excellent service.
But, understandably, a premium price on whiskey.
Pictures of my Journey - Pictures of my Joy
"Do not sing sad songs for me,
Forget your grief and fears,
For I am in a perfect place
Away from pain and tears
It's far away from hunger
And hurt and want and pride,