Miriam's Art Work & Mimento

Miriam turned even the simplest gesture of sending a greeting card into something special,
always taking the time to make individual cards for everyone. Before her death she had hoped
to start her own business, Mimento, producing handmade cards. Her family have taken up this
idea and hope to develop it further. For more information please visit:


All proceeds from the sale of the cards will be donated to the Miriam Hyman Memorial Fund
which is currently supporting the work of ORBIS UK (Charity No. 1061352), a charity which
aims at eliminating avoidable blindness globally, helping people to see clearly again.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Beyond Dreams

In my dream you came and sat with me
And spoke of universal suffering,
The lights across the river flickering,
The stars were telling us the truth tonight
And all the world was listening.

You told me of the time you nearly died
And how you felt the world had lied,
The river moving, caste its dappling
Patterns like the clouds, around your eyes
That smiled at me before then vanishing.

Death is not the end of us you said,
Gathered round a table with some friends,
People have their time upon the earth
And when their stories end, their gone.
Your eyes were telling us the truth.

You reappear in guises all around,
Walking on a path or speaking out
Above the crowd, I am still here.
Your sound is lost upon the wind tonight
But loud enough the moon can hear.

My imagination fixes you,
Floating down the river, flowing hair,
Like Ophelia in the moonlight air,
Or sitting at the table over there,
Laughing at some long forgotten mirth.

The story of your life is written now
Your light shone bright for just an hour,
But touched a thousand people here,
As the many points of light upon your path
The stars are telling us the truth tonight.
David Cottingham July 2005


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