flowers for friday ~ reverent white



carpathian bellflower ~ campanula carpatica white clips

reverent ~ feeling or showing deep and solemn respect

thirty years ago in march my brother and his best friend were taken from us suddenly in a tragic auto accident devastating our families and community ...

eight years ago today the world was shocked beyond belief with terrorism devastating families and shattering the global community ...

every day someone somewhere loses a loved one through unspeakable senselessness, war, disease, poverty, accidents, natural aging ... the pain is real, deep and personal for their loved ones left behind ...

humankind ~ embrace the day for those who can't ... show solidarity for a world of peace ... fight disease and poverty ... and pray ...



i recorded this piece on harp ~ matilija, arr. by sue raimond, making music for folk harp

12 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

A beautiful tribute for all those gone too soon.

I tried to hear your harp piece - but 45 seconds in there was still nothing . . . ??

Mel said...

A beautiful way to remember.
-M

Prairie Girl Studio said...

bonnie ~ a heart full of gratitude for your comment ... and hmmm ... i know that i had to reload my page a few times to get the divshare bar to come up ... but i just thought perhaps it was our internet connection ... i really appreciate you letting me know ... i'll maybe try placing it again in the posting and see if that helps ... if you do have success or otherwise, and have time, would you mind leaving me another note? muwah, pg xo

Laura Trevey said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your losses..
Today is a wonderful day to reflect on humankind, and how we continue forward...

Peace to you ~~
xo Laura

Deidra said...

it is fleeting, isn't it....? this one life we get. rug pulled out from under us with unexpected, rending tragedy. but also fortified by beauty and kindness and creativity and joy all around us, tucking itself in among the tears...

Prairie Girl Studio said...

mel ~ thank you ... it is good to remember ... it is good to learn so it might never happen again ...xo
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laura ~ thank you, your words of reflection are thoughtful ~ and peace to you ... xo
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oh deidra ~ your words are so wise ... so beautifully put and i am going to keep them tucked in as you have expressed exactly how i feel ... shocking, unexpected, life-altering news can just leave you in such disbelief and i remember my dad saying after receiving the news of my brother ... 'you never know what a day will bring, you never know...' ... yet the sun does shine again and will brightly, if you let it ... even among the tears ...
thank you ... xo

Gigi said...

Your harp piece is just beautiful, and a I love what Deidra said about joy tucking itself in among the tears. That's just it, that's what keeps us going. Thanks for this moment to pause, reflect, and remember those who are gone. xo

Expat From Hell said...

I came here via Bonnie...seeing "Prairie" in your title intrigued me. The writing and the harp reminded me of another passing, Hilary Stagg. I think with each tragedy our souls grow deeper - the gift for those around. You are a gift, PGS. Glad I found you.

EFH

Joyce said...

Your words leave me wordless, simply beautiful my friend. Many, many hugs coming your way!! xoxo

My name is PJ. said...

'I'm sorry' can sound so hollow, but there are no better words to describe how I felt when I read you'd lost your brother so long ago. When devastation hits home, we reel for a lifetime.

Sorrow is what I feel for our children and their children and grandchildren, as well - all those who will never know what it was like to grow up in the greatest, most powerful, SAFEST country in the world. When devastation hits home, we reel for a lifetime.

Beautiful piece, PG - LOVED how you ended it with humanKIND.

Prairie Girl Studio said...

dear gigi ~ thank you so much ~ i am truly glad you enjoyed my harp playing and moments of reflection ... i may have said this before, but it is said that when a harp is playing, the souls gone before can hear, so i hope it soothed all the souls here and beyond ... blessings ... xo
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expat from hell ~ thanks for visiting and for your most kind and thoughtful words ... you are right, our souls grow deeper, and a bit stronger as well ... welcome to my little spot in blogland ... pg
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joyce ~ mmm, i always so appreciate your comments ~ many hugs back to you my dear ... golden ones! xo
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pj ~ thanks always ... although one can never fully understand the individual pain each person feels when losing someone suddenly, you can certainly relate to the impact and the pang of utter despair and wish no one would ever have to feel that way ... thanks for your considerate KINDness ... pg xo

Debra said...

I am so sorry for your loss-how tragic. You have a special someone watching you from above.
Just a beautiful post. I guess it is best to live each day with hope and joy. Thank you for such thoughtful words.