Oh, that I had wings like a dove. I would fly away, and be at
– Psalms 55.6
Since ancient times, in many different cultures, the white dove with its grace, strength and beauty has come to represent purity, peace, and that imperishable part of the human being – the soul.
The dove is held close to the heart...a prayer whispered... a blessing asked...and then tossed in the air, the dove takes flight and slowly vanishes into the heavens... carrying hope.
This exaltation of doves brings about closure. It is a powerful visual expression that leaves one with the sense of release. The mournful rejoice...the stoic finally weep.
A handler in appropriate attire will bring the doves to the service or interment and help arrange the release. Family members may choose to hand release the doves and we will assist with this.