Skywatch Friday: Good Bye

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Last week the 47-year-old daughter of my parents' very close friends died after a long and arduous struggle with cancer. I knew her when we were much younger and would be stuck together to play in the way that the children of parents who are friends learn to make do with each other. She was a lively and downright wonderful person. It's a tough thing. Reminds me to be grateful for here and the friends and family I have around me. After she passed, I told my daughter the news and asked her to make a picture for her parents.

My daughter's very lovely and gentle art teacher talks about art as thinking and expressing yourself in color. Here I see grief and hope and feel the pulse of a tender heart. Life was good. Life is good.  Life will be good.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. What a beautiful gift your daughter has created for the grieving parents! It is also a gift, a reminder for the rest of us to make the most of each and every minute! Indeed, life was good, is good and will be good. Thank you for sharing this with us, Sandy. Hope your day goes well!

    Sylvia

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  2. I am very sorry for your loss. The art that your daughter created is breathtaking and really says it all.

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  3. What a beautiful tribute. Dell did a wonderful work here, so lovely and tranquil. Sending lots of hugs. so very sad to read this...

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  4. So well expressed through the pic. I am truly sorry at your loss.

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  5. Once you taste life, Life is forever.
    May she rest in Peace

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  6. The art is very expressive. Let your friend soul rest in peace.

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  7. Anonymous3:30 PM

    I'm so very sorry to hear this news...

    What an amazing work of art.

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  8. It is a beautiful and thoughtful gift your daughter has created and I can only echo the sentiments of all at your loss.

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  9. OMG Sandy. This is beautiful. The depth of color draws one out of the depths of despare. Marvelous. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I have similar friends. My Mother had a group that played bridge for 50+years.

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  10. I am sorry of your loss. A very beautiful tribute to a friend.
    SWF

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  11. A beautiful painting and message!

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  12. The painting is lovely and your words are so true.

    Life is good.

    Glad I stopped by today. I'll resume writing as soon as I can.

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  13. Anonymous6:19 PM

    A silent bow in respect of this work.

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  14. Sandy, I am sorry for your loss. Your daughter is very creative, it is a beautiful painting.

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  15. Your daughter's painting is beautiful. I am sorry for your loss.

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  16. What a lovely tribute.. your daughters have expressed grief and hope in this wonderful artwork.

    So sorry for your loss. This could not be a better presentation for Sky Watch Friday.

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  17. Some say Romeo and Juliet, others say King Lear. To me, Hamlet is Shakespeare's saddest play. Adella's art brings to mind the saddest part of Hamlet: Horatio's comment - no, prayer - on Hamlet's death.

    It has been quoted much, and now Adella has illustrated it. She has sent this poignant sentiment to your friend's parents:

    "And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

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  18. sorry to hear about the loss,but what a poignant picture

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  19. Your daughter's art is beautiful. She's a creative and tenderhearted apple who did not fall far from the tree. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  20. Beautiful art work for sure!! So tender and loving! I am so sorry for you loss. Such a young woman too! So sad!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  21. So sorry for the loss of your friend. 47 is way too young.

    Your daughter certainly has talent. That is a very expressive painting. And what a great art teacher.

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  22. I'm so sorry to learn of your loss, Sandy. Your daughter's art is a perfect tribute.

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  23. Beautiful shot!

    I would be so happy if you could visit my Sky Watch at Kids e-Connection, thank you so much!

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  24. Sandy, I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful and kind tribute. Your daughter's painting is a lovely goodbye.

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  25. I'm sorry to hear about your loss.
    You've made a wonderful tribute to her.

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  26. condolence and love, dear friend






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  27. I'm sorry for your loss, Sandy. Your daughter's composition is really fine and expressive.

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  28. I think it's a lovely picture created.. I could see the spirit going towards heavens and I am sure Gates were open the the departed one is welcomed in the beautiful world of spirits..

    God bless your daughter and her art..I am sure she will carry on..

    Well Sandy, saw your comment on my email..and accordingly have sent my poem on your email of Writinginfaith account..hope you have seen it..

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  29. brilliant concept and execution!

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  30. Absolutely priceless piece of work. Truly inspired and executed.

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