October 15, 2010


Changes of the season are evident everywhere.

They bloom. . .  
they flower and flourish . . . 

. . . and lastly they perish 
and return to nourish the earth .

Our lives mirror the natural world. 
We have seasons too. For we are nature.

Today the skies mirrored my mood, sad and gray,
 as I learned of the death of a friend.

A friend who had a zest for life and left this world all too soon.

I just had to walk and walk. . . 
 to try and understand. 
I was numb.

 I needed nature . . . thinking of the words of John Muir:

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. "

The leaves on the drive . . . 

and on the pond . . . are my tears. 
Too many to count.

We often take life for granted and every once in awhile are jolted back into reality. . .to cherish what we have and to make every single moment count. Life is too short.

She leaves a husband and three boys ages 16-5. She left this world all too soon. Perhaps the universe has another plan for her. It is hard to understand what that could be as we are all devastated knowing she is gone.

But when I think of her, I smile, and sometimes laugh, thinking of all the wild and crazy things she did, as a mom and as a woman, always with a smile, laugh and an amazing zest for life. 

I still need to walk, but my step is lighter now, realizing I have her inspiration and memories to keep in my heart forever. And it's the beauty around me that I see now, the flowers still in bloom, as our love for Heather will always be.

Rest in peace, my friend, 
and thank you for enriching our world.


Lise said...

Oh, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and her family.

Beth said...

Oh, dear. This is terrible news. You have lost your special friend, but even worse, her children lost their mother. I'm shaking my head. I'm glad you can remember the inspiration. Keep thinking about that. With sympathy, Beth

nocton4 said...

so sad to read this .. love to you and to your friend xx

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Martianne said...

Prayers for you, for your friend and for her family.

FreeMamaof2 said...

Thinking of you!

Mary Anne Komar said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, it seems like the world shifts on it's rotation a little when someone we love so much leaves this earthly existence. My prayers are for you and her family.

marcia said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words, prayers and special thoughts.