Monday, September 04, 2006

Marione Thompson-Helland

I was sad to hear that Marione died today. She had been ailing for some time, but we all had hopes that she would pull through her current ailments and hold on a bit longer, but her daughter brought us the sad news this morning. Marione was the editor of The Beltane Papers. She brought many voices together for the magazine and inspired women all over the world. I was lucky enough to have a piece in the latest issue and to be part of the on-line community built around it. It is hard to think of her being gone, but the strength of her work shows in the women who had already stepped into the void caused by Marione's illness. Her life was a gift to so many, and her work will continue in the hands of those she touched with her words, her publication and her shining example.

1 comment:

K. A. Laity said...

There's a site with many of Marione's dolls. And her daughter sent us a note on the Beltane Papers list with this:

"...My mom never wanted any big service, burial, etc. but we still want to say goodbye in our own way. (The burning Viking ship (small) will be our tribute -- and a friend printed up a pic of Johnny Depp to be the captain on the boat, so that'll be fun)..."