In Memory of Minaxi

She was a pink haired, wonder lusting advocate for living life to the fullest. Forever inspiring me, and countless others, with her high spirited love of adventure and all things colourful, choosing magic and following her bliss.

For those who didn’t know her, Minaxi was a beautiful, unique individual who weaved her own brand of magic through her words and pics. Aside from her sparkling personality she was also an advocate for female rights (“wonder women” she called us) and equality for all, regardless of race, colour or creed.

One of her greatest gifts was her desire and passion to spread positivity and love. Despite battling her own demons of depression, especially this past year, Minaxi had a special ability to uplift and inspire others. She loved the man in her life Vishnu, she loved her friends and she loved her road trips.

That’s how I met her, through her blog here on WordPress HolidaysandHappilyEverAfters. We instantly connected and our friendship continued on Insta. We exchanged many texts and conversations and I considered her my friend.

When I heard the news today it guttered me. When I saw the photo of their happy smiling faces I was in shock. Minaxi, my vibrant, pink haired fellow adventurer, who waltzed with words and captivated me with her colourful images, was gone.

She’d left this world as she’d lived it, taking chances and living life to the max. She died with the man she loved.

I’m still barely comprehending how two young vibrant lives could be gone so instantly and tragically.

I never expected this and, like many others, am still trying to get my head around it.

Then an unexpected distraction.

From my kitchen I saw two magpies land on my decking. I haven’t seen any here for ages. As I stepped outside they looked at me and at each other. The timing was uncanny and I felt they were there for a reason.

I rushed inside to grab my phone but when I returned they were still there, as though waiting for me. They flew up on the roof and I captured a short video before they flew off.

They left me in tears yet with a profound sense of peace.

I looked up the symbolism of magpies and, with goosebumps, read that “seeing two magpies equals joy in union.”

So, amid this tragedy, I have to believe that Minaxi and Vishnu, you are both in a better place. I believe with my whole heart that you’re looking down on us and telling us you’re at peace.

Perhaps you’re telling us to live our dreams and not to wait until tomorrow to find our joy.

Or maybe you’re telling us to shine our light, just as you shone yours on the world you left behind.

Today it shines a little less brightly.

Rest In Peace my wonder lusting sparkling friend. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Just like the two magpies you’ve flown away, to the ultimate magical destination. May you forever shine your light from heaven.

In light and love 🙏

153 thoughts on “In Memory of Minaxi

  1. Miriam thank you for sharing this beautiful post. She sounds like she was pure joy. How tragic. I am sorry you have lost your friend. Re the magpie messengers. I’ve had two experiences with birds at funerals… so I know exactly what you are thinking. Take care xxx

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  2. Gosh! I think I followed her or remember checking her blog through another connection. It’s her pink hair that caught my attention. Really sad news. Travel can be so precarious as I’ve learned in the past few months. Stay strong, my friend. Sending you a tight hug! xoxo

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  3. Miriam,
    I’m glad I came here and read this post. The part about the magpies and the photos were comforting for me, so I can imagine the peace they brought you. May the memory of Vishnu’s and Meenakshi’s love and their love for life light up more lights in yours.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and reading. I’m glad you came here too. I’ve just read your post, which I could so relate to. I believe that our beautiful friends are at peace. God bless and hugs to you too. xx

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  4. Miriam thank you so much for sharing this beautiful write up about your friend Minaxi and for sure she looks so vibrant and full of happiness from her lovely pic. She sounds like she was utter joy and so nice to be friends with her on WordPress. There is nothing to feel sad about but she had come to give happiness to all.

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  5. Miriam, I can’t believe I didn’t see this post before. I remember hearing about this on the news, and my family and I kept commenting on how tragic it was. I’m so sorry. I love that the magpies were out your window and gave you some peace. xo

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    1. Yes, Minaxi was a beautiful vibrant soul. Even though I didn’t know her personally I felt a closeness to her and I loved her over the top exuberant personality. I too hope and believe she’s at peace. Thanks for leaving a comment. 🙏

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