dreaming about buffalo

The other day, I was out with my children at a fundraiser for the school and I came across a buffalo toy. I fell in love as a flood of memories came back to me about a trip with my friend, Alanna Bondar. This is in tribute to her. Just one of my memories of her.

I can’t remember when it was exactly, probably back in 2005, Alanna and I went to visit the Buffalo, in the outskirts of Sault Ste. Marie. She loved these magical creatures. The intense brown hues, the pure force, and their gentle nature.

Alanna was such a dear friend of mine. We bonded immensely within a short period of time, I looked up to her. She was an amazing human being. She embraced the arts and always encouraged me to strive for my best. She was a beautiful soul.

I came across this statue of a buffalo that I had gotten from my grandmother, she had just passed away in January. 

It was a perfect pairing with perfect timing.