Tag Archive: Evie Fitzpatrick

Sep 08

What would Evie do?

Hi everyone!  We’re back from the planned motorcycle ride and I have a confession to make – I wasn’t a natural. I did okay with learning how to move my body in the turns and be a decent passenger, but I didn’t really relax into the experience well. We spent two days on the road …

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Jul 26

The labyrinth

The most beautiful labyrinth I’ve ever seen is in Hardwick, Vermont, on the grounds of Hardwick Chiropractic.

The first time I visited this labyrinth was about 10 years ago with my mother and Evie Spodnik. The three of us spent a wonderful afternoon there that lives very clearly in my memory.

Evie had a particular …

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Jul 22

Living as if it matters

Last night I had my first normal night of sleep since Evie died three weeks ago.

I have to admit that when I woke up this morning and realized that had happened, a wave of guilt crashed over me – how can I be returning to normal after such an awful thing happened to her?  …

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Jul 11

Seeing the Evidence

Since I started working at the Caledonian Record I’ve been clipping out all of the pieces that ran with my byline.  I’ve always liked to have a record of my work and I figured that I wasn’t writing that much, so it wouldn’t pile up too quickly.

Nice concept, but not the truth.  For the …

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Jul 10

Declaration of Independence

This morning I went to one of my favorite spots in the world – it’s a nearby hiking trail that comes out at a swimming hole.  It’s a place we frequented when I was a kid and it’s where my father’s ashes are scattered.

This morning I went up and sat for a long time …

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Jul 04

Celebrating Evie and teaching

Last night was an amazing night.  There was a remembrance for Evie Spodnik by her Sacred Circle Dance community.  Over the course of the evening I think there were probably at least 50 people there.  Evie was extremely passionate and dedicated to circle dance, traveling frequently to dance circles all over New England and Canada …

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Jul 03

Living Today For Evie – a repost

Earlier today a friend sent me this post that was written by Angie Miller, one of Evie Spodnik’s colleagues.  It captures her spirit so perfectly that I feel compelled to quote her here.  You can find the original post at: http://nhtoy2011.blogspot.com/2011/07/living-today-for-evie.html

There was a gathering tonight of Evie’s Sacred Circle Dance community and people traveled …

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Jul 02

Losing a friend, gaining an angel

I am terribly sad to report that the friend I have mentioned in my last two posts passed away last night.  Evie Spodnik played several roles in my life, including childhood teacher and adult friend.  She followed her passions with a drive and enthusiasm that moved mountains.

When I was in fourth grade, I was …

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