Friday, May 11, 2007

For Madriene


Wednesday night one of my dear friends died. While I am too raw to write all that she meant to me, as I have lain sleepless the last two nights and wept and grieved, I feel the need to express a little of what comes to mind when I think of Madriene.
A bright and cheerful Cosmos bloom- for her upbeat personality.

Bright spring peach blossoms for her ability to light up a room with her smile.

A rose, weeping in the morning dew- represents both all I have lost with her passing, and the hidden thorns which might be revealed when she was riled up.

Truly, I am simply flattened by this passing. In one week it will be the two year anniversary of my best friend's death.

I am undone.

Next week I will be gone to Kentucky, so while I will be checking in and reading, I won't be posting.

No one is allowed to die while I'm gone.

For my wild, bohemian hippy love child Madriene- I miss you..........

Photographs copyrighted: Rachelle Black 2007

18 comments:

Shrink wrapped scream said...

Oh Rachelle,

What a loving, beautiful and moving tribute, to your dearly missed friend. She must have been a very special lady. Your photography is esquisite, and the words are straight from your heart. I hope you find some peace, knowing she was blessed by having someone in her life who loved her so well.

Hold on in there, bonny lass, you'll come through. It is what you do. x

Lori said...

I am sorry! I will be praying for you.

Lori

Rachelle said...

Dear Shrink,
Thank you.
It is a hard time, and I am terribly finished with death. It helped to write even that small amount, and I am so grateful for all of you out there who share this with me.
Love you,
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Lori,
Thank you very much- prayers mean so much to me.
See you soon,
Rachelle

singleton said...

Oh Rachelle,
Love grows. And the seeds your wild bohemian hippie child friend planted in your life will sprout. And grow, and grow. Like wildflowers. Randomly popping up when you least expect them. Reminding you to believe. Wishing you peace, love, strength and courage.

Shrink wrapped scream said...

Rachelle,

I'm just checking in with you, hon. I can't access my e-mails (aarrghh), which means I can't send any either, as I can't obtain my contacts list.. I'm trying to sort it, I simply don't want you to feel I'm not here, is all.

I'm thinking of you, and will be in touch as soon as this darned web lets me! x

dawn said...

I am really very sorry for your loss. I am so over death too. One of my best friends sons was murdered 2 years ago he was 21 and it just layed me out for the longest time. If you need to talk just e-mail me. I'll be praying for you

Robin - Erithacus rubecula said...

I am so sorry. I will put you on our prayer circle and I will say a private little prayer for you also.It is so painful to lose someone special to us.

The one thing I do know is that a little piece of those we love stays with us and the memory always seems to revisit just when we need it most.

Bardouble29 said...

I am sorry to visit your blog at such a sad time. I wanted to say thanks for popping over to mine and leaving a comment.

I see that we aren't too far apart in geography.

Bless you during this time.

Rachelle said...

Dear Shrink,
I would never thikk you had abandoned me. I know you are there, and I thank you for it my friend.
I am in Indiana visiting with my friend who does all our ranch embroidery!
Love you,
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Hi Dawn,
Thank you so much- you are very sweet! I am glad you visited me :))

Robin,
I thank you my friend and am so glad to have you back in my life.

Bardouble,
Hay, life sucks sometime. But I am glad you visited me, and hope this post won't depress you out of visiting again!

Slainte~
Rachelle

phaseoutgirl said...

Rachelle, sweetie,

I just saw this post today. I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I cannot say I understand how you feel, but I have just recently "lost" someone myself, not to death, thank God, and I know how it is to feel sad and grieve. I did not realise I had so much tears in my eyes.

Be well my friend, and be strong...

hugs,
Cecilia

Shrink wrapped scream said...

Are you home yet? Just posting a hug. x

david mcmahon said...

Hi Rachelle,

We feel your pain. We wish you strength.

David

phaseoutgirl said...

Hey Rachelle,

Hang in there, we are waiting patiently for you to come back. Hope you are feeling a little better... here's a warm hug...

love,
Cecilia

Rachelle said...

Dear Cecilia,
Thank you so much! I felt that hug, it was wonderful.
I am back, and feeling much better (aside from the cold I picked u... airplanes,,, sheesh!)
Will visit you soon!
Rachelle

Rachelle said...

Dear David,
Why, you are so sweet sir!
Thanks so much- it means a great deal to me.
Slainte~
Rachelle

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