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The Empty Shell

By helenlinda
During the afternoon I felt that I needed to plant seeds.
This was not only because we are very behind with the garden, but it was also as an act of faith.
As I pushed them into the ground, my thoughts were with a friend who was coming to the end of her life, and of the hope of the resurrection of the dead.
Like a seed, "the body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable, it is sown in dishonour, it is raised in glory, it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power, it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body".[1 Corinthians 15v 42,43 and 44]
She died while I planted the seeds, and all that is left here now is the empty shell.
But the memories of her past life are not the only thing we have.
Thanks for looking
Helen

Tags: Future Hope Flowers and plants Seed head Skeletal

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Comments


jadus 9 1.2k 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2015 8:09PM
What a beautiful eulogy, Helen.
Jade
17 May 2015 8:24PM
Beautiful write up for this lovely image Helen..Lin
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
17 May 2015 8:41PM
A lovely image,
NettaSmile
17 May 2015 8:51PM
Such a beautiful narrative to support this thought provoking image, Helen - so touching.

RichardSmile
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2345 United Kingdom
17 May 2015 9:08PM
And I am thinking of TS Eliot, 'In my end is my beginning'. Written during the darkest days of WW2. My deepest sympathy on your loss.
Moira
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
17 May 2015 9:23PM
Sadness but precious memories.
Joan
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 May 2015 10:07PM
Brilliant!
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
17 May 2015 10:21PM
Good shot Helen.
A sad story though.
Mick.
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
17 May 2015 10:25PM
A very simple image that really worksGrinGrin

Cliff
helenlinda Plus
13 367 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2015 11:11PM
Thank you Prunella for your User Award SmileSmileSmile
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
18 May 2015 12:05AM
What a beautiful tribute, Helen.
I've just lost a friend, too, can't quite take it in.....
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
18 May 2015 1:23AM
The text and the image together are very special---
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
18 May 2015 5:40AM
A beautiful capture and presentation, Helen, and wonderful words to accompany it.
A brilliant image and with great attention to detail, SmileSmileSmileSmile
BRITCHIE
Diggeo 8 13 Greece
18 May 2015 2:03PM
Beautiful work and words!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
18 May 2015 3:13PM
Sorry to hear of your loss, Helen Sad A fitting tribute and fine words too.
Trev Smile
optik Plus
12 15 1 England
18 May 2015 7:43PM
very good indeed.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
18 May 2015 8:49PM
Who knows a lovely poppy may appear and you'll she's still with you.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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