Thursday, 28 October 2010

Time Passes ...


My aunt, after 7 years of fighting and living with cancer, died this week. I have written a lot of posts about her journey and mine.  But truly there are very few words that seem appropriate when someone dies, so this is going to be brief.  Watching and sharing her journey has been life changing and eye opening.  I have learnt more about myself, the process of aging, getting sick, and of family than I would have thought possible.

So go gently Aunty Lib and thank you for the years of love and for openly sharing this journey with us all.  I hope you felt us all surrounding you with love in these last years, months and days.  Give mum a kiss from me xx

- Alison Krass and Gillian Welch - I'll Fly Away

(Oh and by the way, I know that she would have hated this photo, but I love it and due to my substantial lack of digital photos of her, this is the one I'm going with :)

7 comments:

Lauren said...

What a beautiful photo, L. I'm so sorry. Words just don't work as well as hugs. So much love to you. xxx

funkylamb said...

Oh honey, so many changes for you in the past few weeks! I'm sorry for your loss.
For what it's worth, I think it's a lovely photo!

Catriona said...

It's odd: the first thing I thought when I read this was "Oh, I don't think Libby would have liked that photo." But it is beautiful.

Wondering Willow said...

Thanks beautiful women. Yeah Treen, I know but within this manic week I just didnt have time to go through my hard copies of photos and find one she would like better :)

Catriona said...

I knew when I left that comment that i hadn't got the tone right, but I posted it anyway. I don't think you should have picked another photo, though.

This one is gorgeous, and I was thinking when I saw it that it's even better for this post than a classical "Libby" photo would have been. The fact that I can all but hear her protesting against this photo evokes her much more strongly than a simple portrait would have done. You can say she wouldn't have liked it, but to me, it brings her personality to the fore.

-fizA- said...

I'm so sorry
=(

greendraggon said...

XXXXXXXXXXX

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