🍁 Fall time .I better hurry up with my fall pics.. I was going through organizing my photos .. then
I had a memory of what happened to this mama bear and her cubs.
This was a few falls ago I took this picture .There were 2 cubs as you can kind of make out in background .
I have quite the sad but very bittersweet, at the same time story. I was following the twins since they were born.
One sadly passed away(got hit by a car ). I got a call from a friend who was driving the dark back roads that evening about a bear being hit .
I dropped everything and went to see if conservation would make it in time. I arrived tried to keep my energy as calm as possible to not add to more trauma for the little one. Well a baby bear is still the size of a full grown larger size dog. I could sense that it wasnt going to make it by the breathing. I wanted to stay with the little one until the end . Patting it and talking to him , calming him down as he made the journey to the afterlife.
Then flash forward..the spirit followed me for a while. One evening I looked over and I saw a bear sitting with me at the dinner table to my suprise. Then realized it was the spirit of the little one that passed away only a couple days earlier. He was glowing and I could feel happy yet a little confused . The spirit of the bear attached to me and I just said, go find your mamma now.
A litttle while later, I was blesssed with an opportunity to sit with momma bear afterwards..to let her know her baby was ok. This is a pretty special picture and memory actually. It was very bittersweet and I still get tears thinking about it. Yet being part of something so special, to me was an honour.
We tend to have a fear of death in our culture. This reminded me the beauty of it as well. We are only here a short time. How important it is to live each day in the present, and treat it like the gift that it is.