e met Nancy and Wilson Reynolds when we moved to our new home in the Virgin Islands (UK). They became our neighbors. They are friends in their own unique ways.
In addition to being nice people, both helped me paint the office water closet for an Open House. Wilson did the ceiling and upper walls. Nancy did the lower area.
Nancy used to walk from home to Josiah's Bay beach...
...each morning with a plastic disposable shopping bag to pick up human generated waste. Journalist Freeman Rogers wrote an article about it for the BVI Beacon.
She has become known for this as others pass her during their daily health walks. Right click to download the article about Nancy.
Wilson feeds his "charges", tens of them, each morning. The bananaquits are wonderful little yellow and black
birds who converge on the feeders after Wilson bangs his can to call them.
Wilson told me one meal ended on the veranda floor. The birds didn't waste a grain.
While Nancy and Wilson are here, this little section on the hill is full of chirping bananaquits fluttering among the black locusts, the palm trees, the neem, turpentine and other flora. One made a nest within a Monkey Puzzle cactus we had on our deck.
Nancy and Wilson are here only a part of the year. When they leave, the birds' numbers diminish. I attempt to remember they still need to eat. There are plenty of insects, but they do like this treat.
Bananaquits by Allison L. Williams Hill
Nancy asked for something from me. She explained why. It was something to have near her that I gave freely. I gave her a pink quartz heart. It was one of four for my altar. At Delphi I learned the meanings of the colors: red was for the Love of God and unconditional love in ourselves; gold was for the Wisdom of God and Divine Wisdom in ourselves, and white was for the Purity of God and in ourselves. I liked the pink because that or green represented the heart chakra. At Delphi, it is called "The One Who Cares." She accepted the pink quartz heart with smiles.
Nancy transitioned in January of 2013. We were in the states. But I was able to hear her, especially on time in August of that year to remember it was Wilson's birthday. She periodically makes herself known. When you cross over, your reach is greater. It is an ability each human has. More people are accepting that this is true. The restricting bonds of shaming and humiliation by those who want to control others by conditioning them to believe that this is not true, that one is a fool to even entertain this idea and, forbid it, engage in the activity itself, are disintegrating. When more people stop supporting any idea, the idea loses power.