Hope and Memory
Emily, Elise's elder
sister, was drawing me something she'd dreamt about (although she
told me I must not feature the drawing in this diary!).
I'm fascinated by children's drawings, but this one really had me
In fluent brush pen lines on a paper serviette she drew a kind
of spiral sunburst pattern, 5 circles and a silhouette that she
described as the 'Bird of Hope'.
'You don't know
what it is, do you?' she sighed, 'That's the Hole of Hope.'
'And what are the circles?'
'They're memory discs,' she explained in a tone of incredulous
exasperation, 'at least I don't see what else they'd be!'
They represented the people she likes the most - friends and family
- and each disc was named.