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Monday, April 5, 2010

It's over

This is Laurie. Artist, musician and gardener extraordinaire. Weaver. Philosopher. Educator. Devoted friend.

Laurie died last week in a scuba diving accident on the Sunshine Coast. She was one of my dearest friends. A sister to my soul for over 25 years.

I am broken.

16 comments:

clairesgarden said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, thinking a hug for you, many blessings, claire

susan said...

Oh no. I'm so very sorry to hear this and I understand it will take a while for you to come to terms with your shocking loss. Please look after yourself and know you are loved both here and beyond here. Love doesn't stop.

Cicero Sings said...

Oh, this is too sad. Words sound so trite. My heart goes out to you.

Gary said...

I am so sorry. I lost my good friend Michael in January. Pain and loss...nothing can ease it but time - and memories of love and goodness.

Akannie said...

Bless your heart...love and light coming from this direction too...take care and celebrate the life of this remarkable friend...
xoxoxoxo

lindsaylobe said...

Hi Granny
A loss that weighs heavily on the heart so I’m very sorry to hear about this. But your friend’s spirit would no doubt want you to make the most of your life in her memory to continue the bond with others which you both enjoyed together. In that sense her spirit lives on in one’s past treasured shared thoughts and kinship.

Best wishes

swallowtail said...

Oh, Dear One.
I am so sorry to hear this. The very first time I found your blog your post was of this weaving, and friend.
Bless you, as you wend your way through the sorrow. A dear friend is as precious as Life, IS Life itself. My heart and prayers are with you.

gfid said...

thank you all for your kind words. they mean a great deal to me. i don't think i've hit the bottom of this grief yet, but will be back in the loop before long, i think.

susan said...

Dear Gfid,
If I had your email address I'd send you a letter. If I had your home address I'd send you a present. Instead, all I can send you is my hope you really will be back soon.
Love,
Susan

madonnart said...

I am so sad for your loss of this dear friend. Stay quiet, be kind to yourself and with happiness go over the memories you both shared.

Seraphine said...

i'm sorry to hear about your friend laurie. it hurts losing someone you love.
take care of yourself.
partake in as many hugs as you can.

Zee said...

Dear GF
don't take it personal, but I do also have my own obstacles these days and therefore don't "visit" blogs a lot, though you and others are still very much in my mind.
Had a strange "death experience" not long ago, unexpected...
Wrote a song about it.
It is this entry on my blog, there is an embedded player on that post.
http://sunburstgem.blogspot.com/2010/04/ok-so-this-is-final-version-for-now.html

I am respectfully sorry for your loss; it is harder for the living to come to terms with death.
Strength to you!

gfid said...

heartfelt thanks for all your kind words. it's spring. new beginnings. grief intrudes, but doesn't overcome the blessings. tears shed in the sunshine are taken less seriously than those shed in the dark.

Seraphine said...

this is a not-so-randomly-generated hug got you.

Alecto said...

I'm more than a month late but it doesn't change a thing. I am so, so sorry for your lose.

gfid said...

TO EVERYONE

thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou

snuffle, honk. i'm a mess. but a mess who's feeling grateful for your kindness.