It's amazing how a cup of tea can feed my creative process. As I sip, I think about how all of this began. Memory Keepers has been a six year journey for me. It all started with a meteor shower. Out on the gorgeous white quartzite rocks of Killarney Provincial Park, in the dead of night in August, I saw a shooting star and I was flooded with amazingly, heartwarming feelings and memories of a little boy I knew who had died of cancer.
So then, I got talking to people. The more people I talked to, the more people shared stories of symbols they had that they linked to people who had passed away. It might have been a butterfly. Or a dime. Or a song. Or a taste. But overwhelmingly so, these symbols were very real for these people AND they made them feel happy. Because it made them remember.
My story was built from that little boy and from all those memories people had. Are these symbols coincidence? Maybe not.
But enough about that, and more about me. I live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada with my two beautiful daughters. We enjoy friends and family, time together and a good meal. I love the outdoors, no matter where it is. I am connected to water, love to canoe, or snorkel through a coral reef. I can get lost staring at the sky. I am a teacher and a writer and love to get people to think and question. AND, I'm am ALWAYS up for a cup of tea. ~ nina
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The Memory Keepers
by Nina Waddington
Sometimes it is a song, or a smell, or words written on a page. Symbols that remind you of loved ones now gone. Beautiful coincidences, you always assumed.
Kelton, in the moment of his death learned of a new job of incredible importance. He could deliver these symbols to people who had lost loved ones. These symbols weren't coincidences after all. They were the work of The Memory Keepers.
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