‘You will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames’: Packed to the Rafters star Jessica Marais pays moving tribute to late mum Karen ahead of Mother’s Day
Australian actress Jessica Marais wrote a touching tribute to her late mother Karen and shared a stunning piece of art she created in her memory before Mother’s Day.
The Packed to the Rafters and Love Child star, 36, shared the work on Instagram on Tuesday.
“ You will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames, ” Jessica wrote in her post, after her mother passed away in August of last year.
‘You will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames’: On Tuesday, Packed to the Rafters star Jessica Marais wrote a moving tribute to her late mum Karen ahead of Mother’s Day.
“For mom,” Jessica’s message began.
“ Today, on top of a hill, I saw what I thought were many small birds perched in the bare branches of a tree facing the sea. They were in fact burnt seedling bulbs. at first glance, but they were shaped like birds. And I asked myself, does it matter?
“Are they less beautiful or the image less stunning now that I have adjusted my eyes and seen the reality.” Because what is still has a history and a form.
Gorgeous: Jessica also shared a stunning piece of art she created in memory of her mother, showing her mother holding her sister Clara
Jessica said her mother reminded her when she saw the seedling bulbs.
“ They reminded me of when we were talking about people trying to suppress a memory. From Plath’s cardavor poem, or our dreams of the Phoenix from its ashes. Or all the saddest parts of modern history. Or the very real way death comes “unexpectedly” (the dreaded preacher said in Pollyanna’s screaming voice).
She added: ‘I have kept your memory in this moment and I promise you that you will always be a tree of life dancing through the flames. ”
“And right now I can hear a bird song, I know you would like to miss you.”
‘I miss you’: Jessica’s mother Karen died in August last year
Jessica also created a stunning photo of her late mother, sister Clara, confirming it was her sister in her comments.
“Oh that’s so beautiful gooshy! And looks like our mom bear! Sending love, “Clara wrote, before Jessica replied,” She’s the one holding you!
Jessica’s mother, Karen, passed away in August of last year.
At the time, Jessica’s close friend Hugh Sheridan confirmed the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post.
“I cry for my dearest and sweetest friend, who has now lost both of her parents who are far too young,” he wrote.
Tragic: At the time, Jessica’s close friend Hugh Sheridan confirmed the heartbreaking news in an Instagram post. Pictured with her mother
Jessica was only nine years old when she saw her father, University Dean Tony Marais, collapse and die of a heart attack.
In 2011, Jessica told News.com.au that she was haunted by the death of her father and that she lived in fear of losing other loved ones in the same way.
But she gave her mother credit for helping the family “get through a very difficult time.”
The Logie winner added, “ It’s kind of something that you relive, I think, anyone who has lost someone … you relive it every day. It sounds cool, but obviously the weather heals a lot of wounds and I’m definitely a lot better at dealing with it now.
So sad: Jessica was only nine when she saw her father, University Dean Tony Marais, collapse and die of a heart attack. Pictured with his family