06 April 2008

heavy heart in the midst of spring

D. & i spent friday evening visiting one of our first friends here in north carolina...his partner of many years had finally given up her struggle with cancer. she was truly one of the most courageous persons i have ever known...enduring more than most people i know in such a short time.she was a brave soul with the heart of an artist...it was hard to be there surrounded by her beautiful creations & collections & not see her amongst them as we had done just a few evenings prior. it was hard to see our friend struggle in his new life...moments when his heart wanted to say a word to her & then his logical mind remembered that she was not sitting with us on the couch. i could see the stabs of grief in his eyes~~ his once-right world turned upside down with a new vocabulary. now he clings to his faith & friends...to the love they shared & the memories born of that. please, keep B. & M. in your prayers through these hard days.


Elizabeth said...

Your friend sounds such a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.
I will remember her in my prayers.
Found you on Britt-Arnhild's lovely blog.
Greetings and blessings.

somepinkflowers said...

oh, my dear one,
i don't know what to say
but your feeling
of personal loss comes through
in such a gentle way.

what a touching moment
your posting is
to all the caring sad ones
left with a new empty place...

sending prayers

Anonymous said...

Oh, my... what can you say. I'm so very sorry. It's always jolting to be reminded of the reality of death in this very world in which I breathe. It's so... unnatural... even though we often pretend that it's not. My sympathies to your friends.

I also wanted to tell you thank you for your encouraging comment recently about the Latin - I needed to hear that! :)

bleeding espresso said...

How wonderful that your friend left behind so many beautiful creations to remind us that she is always here.

Prayers and thoughts, yes.

Cherrye said...

Oh, I'm so very sorry for your friend's loss, as well as yours. There is nothing else to say...

watermaid said...

This is very sad, and it at such times that friends can be such a source of strength. I'm sure your friend is glad of your friendship.

Karina said...

You and your friends are all in my prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Karen Cole said...

You have a beautiful way of showing this inevitable part of all of our lives.

There is truly so much of any type of artists energy and life in each creation. The people they leave behind are so blessed to have these things.
I will keep you in my thoughts.

I can not find your email address.

Pam said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend and I will pray the ones she left behind... for comfort and peace.

qualcosa di bello said...

elizabeth...thank you & welcome! we are so grateful for your prayers...yes, our friend was a very special lady.

spf...there never really is anything to say...presence & prayers are everything~~thank you.

jennifer...thank you too. that really is true & yet it is simply part of what we all experience. & on latin...you are welcome! it really enriches so much of our western studies.

sognatrice...mille grazia per le tue preghiere.

cherrye...presence in the face of loss is the most important thing...thank you.

watermaid...yes, it is the circle of those around us in these times that gets us through...

karina...i am so glad for your prayers as i know our friend is. & be assured of mine for you & your journey.

karen...yes, exactly! looking at M.'s creations, you can feel so much. it is a beautiful legacy for her loved ones.

pam...thank you so much because that is just what they need.

SabineM said...

Sorry about your loss. What a very nice tribute post to your friend!