Artist Beth Krensky on the shores of the Great Salt Lake.

‘Float Away’

Artist Beth Krensky’s eulogy for her mother, which she had embroidered on a kite (needlework by Jill Moyes) crafted from her mother’s nightgowns, undershirts, gloves and pajamas.

I will release my last

desperate grasp on you dearest Dotty,

and allow you to float away.

Loft upward and upward.

Surely you will be welcomed

through the gates of heaven.

You have loved and given

so freely for all of your days.

I love you dearly

and will miss you forever.

Let my life be an example

of your selfless generosity and

ability to see goodness in all.


I’ll see you on the other side.

Beth Krensky flying a kite in eulogy to her mother.