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Discussion in 'Loss of Spouse' started by Helena Beatriz, May 4, 2022.

  1. Patti 67

    Patti 67 Active Member

    Dear George,
    Here it is 3:20 A.m.in SC, I couldn’t get to sleep and came in to view your recent art, delighted to see Helena posted beautiful drawing too.
    It was meant for me to log in, your posting really warmed and touched my heart. You are an amazing man, going to and from dialysis 3 X week, in that extremely cold, winter weather. Rainy season weather. Yet George ,without hesitation you bring sunshine into our lives, placing smiles upon our faces with your Beautiful art work.
    I too sold our home in Calif. moved here to SC into an apartment and a second move to where I’m now living. I’m not able to get into GIC often anymore but always looked for your postings, you’ve shown and taught me what it is to have strength, courage, perseverance. It’s people such as you, enduring all that you do, is a reminder how I have been so very blessed with good health, only recent health issues past few years , but hey, I just hit my 86th BD the 7th of this month. I’ve really simplified life each day, best thing
    I’ve done for myself is to practically quit watching tv, definitely no news, being very selective what I do watch, I may just decide to unplug an cancel it altogether.
    While reading you’re posting it bought to my mind , when I heard the AA meditation as a young girl, I’ve always believed these words are for everyone,
    “ God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
    These words have helped me immensely through my lifetime, my greatest need while caring for my beloved
    Jack. My Mama always said “Patti, if God brings you to it, He will always get you through it.”
    It’s taken me awhile in one finger picking key board but wanted to post to you. I’m not great at wording, in conversing but just speak from my heart.

    Blessings, Patti
    Big Hug and prayers for you and all folks here. zzzz time is calling me, JayCee is snoring loudly, I think she’s telling me the key board clicking is noisy, dogs have sensitive ears to sounds so I’ve been told.Hope to visit
    again.
     
  2. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much Patti! Your kind words touch my heart! I will try to post more art as soon as I create some more! Take care and have a peaceful day!
     
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  3. Deborah A.

    Deborah A. Well-Known Member

    I can truly relate to this.
     
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  4. Deborah A.

    Deborah A. Well-Known Member

    I find some measure of comfort in these lyrics:

    Among the living you'll find the dying
    Waiting softly to pass on
    Why can't a love be like a spirit
    As it floats up to the sky
    With the giving there is taking
    Neither one feels like it's right
    And since your heart can't tell the difference
    You give up without a fight
    Because you know it makes you cry
    'Cause you can see what's passed you by
    Because you feel you can't decide
    Among the living
    Instead of headstrong into darkness
    We should be drifting into light
    It's been a long time we've been searching
    And we still can't get it right
    Because you know it makes you cry
    'Cause you can see what's passed you by
    Because you feel you can't decide
    Among the living, breathing painted shells
    Crumbling as they fall
    Because you know it makes you cry
    'Cause you can see what's passed you by
    Because you feel you can't decide
    Among the living, among the living, among the living
    Because you know it makes you cry
    'Cause you can see what's passed you by
    Because you feel you can't decide
    Among the living
     
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  5. cjpines

    cjpines Well-Known Member

    Let's all try. Karen
     
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  6. Ceee

    Ceee Well-Known Member

    Sometimes looks can be deceiving as many of you understand. We look peaceful and put together on the outside but on the inside we are crying and lost. Like looking out at the snow in my front yard it looks so peaceful but it took a storm to get that way and this clean peaceful look is only short term and then things are back to real life.
    Here are hugs to you and may you find peaceful scenes that will last and offer you comfort.
     

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  7. Helena Beatriz

    Helena Beatriz Well-Known Member

  8. cjpines

    cjpines Well-Known Member

    Helena, that pic is so, what can I say, sultry beautiful. Calming, peaceful, heavenly. Karen
     
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  9. MICHAEL2023

    MICHAEL2023 Well-Known Member

    A beautiful scene, for sure. It looks like how I feel inside today, so I guess part of the must be beautiful too.
    Thanks a bunch.
    ~ Michael
     
  10. cjpines

    cjpines Well-Known Member

    This was sent a long time ago by Bernadine, Countess Joy, one of our members. I just found it and wanted to share.

    By iva eh-hee-may

    You gotta resurrect the deep pain within you and give it a place to live that's not within your body.
    Let it live in art. Let it live in writing. Let it live in music. Let it be devoured by building brighter connections.
    Your body is not a coffin for pain to be buried in. Put it somewhere else.

    I especially like the last sentence and hope you find some enlightenment from it. Bless, Karen
     
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  11. eyepilot13

    eyepilot13 Well-Known Member

    I haven't been on her cuz I feel too bad inside.. I hurt so much.. I thought I was recovering but a massive grief crash the last few weeks sense She has been gone THREE YEARS! I am a total blithering idiotick incompetent MESS! Sorry I can't so art these daze of Hell
     
  12. Rose69

    Rose69 Well-Known Member

    Hi George, great to hear from you. I'm sorry you're going through a rough time, you know we all feel for you,we understand. I have been missing your art. I haven't been on the site much either, I read posts from new members, I've answered a couple but generally I just feel so torn apart myself mentally, that I can't even think of what to write to them,and I feel so bad about this. Apart from the odd annoying health problem every now and then, I think I'm suffering from extreme "realisation of the truth" (that's what I call it!), after three years for me, too. My C always used to say :"a problem shared is a problem halved". I know this is nothing to do with the pain we're going through, but talking to you and my other friends on GIC is keeping me sane, empathy from others who are going through the same grief is fundamental to give us courage to go on, helping us to feel "normal", as opposed to feeling "abnormal" when we find ourselves amongst others who haven't got a clue how we feel, or are too embarrassed to ask, or simply don't care.
    Hoping you feel up to sending us some of your great art, soon.
    Rose
     
  13. Helena Beatriz

    Helena Beatriz Well-Known Member

    Balanced and tranquility
     

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  14. Rose69

    Rose69 Well-Known Member

    Just wanted to post pics of my first daffadils and tulips, this first day of Spring.
    Wishing all of us more peace of mind and strength for the new season.
    A giant virtual Spring hug to all my GIC friends.
     

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  15. RLC

    RLC Well-Known Member

    Beautiful Rose! Spring is such a beautiful time of year as we watch Mother Nature at its best. I have daffodils and crocus blooming. They make me smile. Even though today is bitter cold.
     

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  16. Rose69

    Rose69 Well-Known Member

    Thank you Robin. Your flowers are looking beautiful too. Lovely colors.
    Wishing you warmer days.
    Hugs
     
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  17. Countess Joy

    Countess Joy Well-Known Member

    Beautifully done, Helena.
    Bernadine
     
  18. Helena Beatriz

    Helena Beatriz Well-Known Member

    Dear GIC friends, here is one of my very first drawing that I posted on April 2022. I was inspired by a picture sent by one of the grieving warriors. Helena

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  19. Ceee

    Ceee Well-Known Member

    Dear GIC friends, here is one of my very first drawing that I posted on April 2022. I was inspired by a picture sent by one of the grieving warriors. Helena

    That is a wonderful picture. It brings out so many feelings and memories. Somehow i find it very comforting and encouraging. Thank you for your beautiful work. HUGs
     
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  20. Ceee

    Ceee Well-Known Member

    A sign that spring is here and with it the reminder that we can make it through the freezing cold and again find warmth. I wish peaceful days to all going through cold times and to those finding the warmth. HUGs FRONT TREES fb.jpg
     
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