Featured Phone ~ Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada
This week's Featured Phone is in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Ardra created this beautiful Wind Phone at Elder Dog, “a commemoration space to honor canine companions who live on in hearts and memories.” I love that you've created a space for people to grieve their pets too. Thank you, Ardra, for sharing this beautiful story of your phone with us.
Weekly, I shine a light on the story of a beautifully created and placed Wind Phone. Sharing our stories makes a difference because it's in doing so that we connect and heal. To not cloud the Wind Phone creator's message, the format for Featured Phones is to share their answers to the interview questions verbatim.
Where is your Wind Phone located?
Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Latitude: 44° 19' 27.58" N Longitude: -64° 16' 32.45" W
The Wind Phone is located on Elder Dog Land, the home of Elder Dog Canada and Place to Paws,
907 Feltzen South Road, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Elder Dog is a 5-minute drive from the well-known Ovens Natural Park. Once at Elder Dog, enjoy the many trails through meadows and forest, and follow signs to Place to Paws, a chapel dedicated to the memory of canine companions. The Wind Phone is located outside Place to Paws.
What year and month did you place your Wind Phone at this location?
We placed the Wind Phone in August 2023, just before our annual Butterfly Release held each year, to commemorate dogs who have passed on and to celebrate the human-animal relationship in life and in death.
Why did you choose this location?
The Wind Phone is suitably located adjacent to Place to Paws, a commemoration space to honor canine companions who live on in hearts and memories. Both Place to Paws and the Wind Phone are located in a tranquil setting overlooking a sheltered cove of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by coniferous and apple trees and gardens. Words spoken from the heart will surely be carried on the soft Atlantic breeze.
Is your Wind Phone dedicated or in memory of someone special?
When I first heard about the Wind Phone, I did some research to learn more about its origin, how the idea has traveled, and how meaningful it has been to help people grieve the loss of a loved one. I also thought about how deeply felt is the loss of a companion animal and the importance of acknowledging the grief experienced from such a loss in a safe space. Placing a Wind Phone near Place to Paws seemed like one more opportunity for people to find comfort and connection. Once the Wind Phone was placed, I picked up the receiver and dialed the name of my heart dog, Tattoo. Immediately, I was overcome with emotion as I spoke not about him but to him. The power of the Wind Phone was palpable.
Do you have any advice for someone considering creating a Wind Phone?
It’s a beautiful project that might start out as something very personal but will inevitably touch so many people.
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