life & loss

Life & Loss
i knew grace was about to give birth to her son any day. on monday morning, i checked my reader and saw she had a post about her first contractions starting. i also knew deb's father, nate, was ill. i saw she had a post and went there next. sadly, her dad passed away late last week. i'm sure it's a coincidence, but strange how these things happen. it's not the first time.

as you know, music is really important to me. i really look for the meaning in lyrics. when my mom passed away a few years ago, the company i worked for closed a couple of months later. it was hard. i discovered keane's under the iron sea, which is a beautiful album although a bit dark. my insomnia was raging at the time and i would listen to it at all hours - 2 pm to 2 am. there are still songs on that album that can make me cry as they feel so personal.

i wanted to find something special for deb and have two songs. the first, one tree hill by u2, which was written about the death of someone close to the band. it's a heavy song. the other one is blue sky by kaisercartel and much gentler. i made the heart this morning. i'm not sure, but i believe trees and stones are significant to deb's traditions. i hope so.

xo, cindy

18 comments:

Julia said...

I think they are, too, close to her! The songs you picked are powerful and poignant.

Krissy said...

i do love keane, but don't think i've heard the other songs- i will check them out. sweet post... xo

blue moss said...

you are the sweetest girl....
i love the rock heart...
i don't know deb, but she has been on my mind and in my prayers
michelle

Fifi Flowers said...

BEAUTIFUL photos as always!
That does seem to be how life works... one arrives... one leaves.

suzanne cabrera said...

This is such a sweet sentiment. You are so very thoughtful Cindy. There should be more of you in this world...

cindy said...

i'm just a regular girl. i just couldn't let deb's loss go unnoticed, especially after the post about the new babies. xo, c

Joyce said...

Cindy have I told you lately how happy I am to come across your blog and feel a kindred spirit friendhsip?! Your heart is so big it lights up the dark sky and becomes a rainbow on a rainy day. Thank you! xo

darling savage said...

pretty photos and lovely sentiments. and i do love that keane album.

Megan Walker said...

I love these photos Cindy, especially the heart - and so meaningful.

xoxo

erin said...

lovely, cindy. xo.

Janean said...

about a year after my mom passed away, i was missing her so much and crying. i turned on the radio and heard a song she and i used to sing and play the piano together...and we learned our first tap dance to: "Gray skies are gonna clear up! Put on a happy face!" i'd completely forgotten about this childhood song until that day. it was like she was singing it to me!!!

thank you for sharing in many ways.

dawn said...

you're so sweet.

L'Atelier said...

your post really moved me, it made me think of my loved ones, the way music touches my hear and of Deb- who i dont know but knowing that you made that heart, made me smile and hope that it will give her some light in a dark hour-
it also made me think of life and feel connected to someone i never met across an ocean
xx

cindy said...

isn't it amazing, janean? i love that song, too. whenever i hear 'moon river' i think of my dad. he looked like any williams, so i loved andy williams. it totally brings me back to when i would put my feet on his and dance with him.

i'm glad asiye. i don't think i will ever visit cape town, but i know a lot about it thru your eyes.

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful post Cindy..great song choices.


Off topic: I finally called Nikon again, and told them about what was going on. They agreed that it shouldn't be doing what it is doing...So, off to the hospital it goes! Hopefully it will get resolved. It just makes me nervous to send it off.

aimee said...

you are so emotionally connected within yourself and with others. i love that about you :)

My name is PJ. said...

The most simple gestures can have the biggest, purest impact, Cindy! Your care, concern, empathy and sympathy leap off the page.

I don't know Deb, but I said a morning prayer for her. God bless.

Megan Walker said...

Oh Cindy..... I used to put my feet on my dad's and dance with him too! So long ago..... thank you for that memory :)

xoxo