There are no words, Freda. Sending love to you, and thinking of all those I know who are suffering loss. Pennyx
Thank you PennyL.
Sending thoughts of comfort your way
Thank you Gail. It helps.
I have no words but here are some borrowed ones as I send love towards you:
"when it was time to set the table, we were five:
my father, my mother, my sisters
and me. then, my older sister
married. then, my younger sister
married. then, my father died. today,
when it is time to set the table, we are five,
except my older sister who is
at her home, except my younger
sister who is at her home, except my
father, except my widowed mother. each one
is an empty place at this table where
i eat alone. but they will always be here.
at the time to set the table, we will always be five.
as long as one of us is alive, we will always
Poem by José Luís Peixoto, translated from the Portuguese by Hugo Dos Santo.
I absolutely love this and will treasure it. Thank you.
Tough day. Take care.
It was and I did, and thank you Linda.
As I look at your painting each morning I think of you both in your beautiful home you made together by the edge of the Loch and the sunny day we spent with you - sending love and comfort - and amongst the great sadness you feel and I hope you have happy memories too. Viv x
Rather overwhelmed by the sadness today but yes, happy memories too - one of them that sunny day we met you both. Thank you Viv.
Freda...i am sending you my sincerest sympathy across the world...there are no words to erase your pain..but do know that you have created an “indra’s net” of people who love you and are wishing they could personally come over with tea and some hugs and love..perhaps go for a walk with you in that garden...i love the photo of barry...and when you are ready..please tell us more about him..he must have been a remarkable man!!
Thank you Julia. The concept of Indra's net is new to me and is a good metaphor for the interconnectedness we have here. This is a favourite photograph and I walked there with a friend the other day.
What a lovely photo Freda, I get the feeling Barry had a wonderfully gentle energy... Sending love and a belated hug your way. X
I still feel his gentle energy at times..
I feel so sad for you Freda. It is heart wrenching to lose someone so dear to you. Thank you for sharing your life and thoughts with us. You might be interested to know that I read your blog when I need cheering up. It is life affirming.
Thank you Gillie. I am delighted to know you find the blog life affirming (as I find the thoughtful comments like yours life affirming).
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