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beati qui lugent

By LuzDeNoche
I hadn't planned to upload anything this weekend, but today I learned that my brother's girlfriend had died this week from a very nasty bout of pneumonia.

I haven't seen him for almost four years, much to my regret, and I'm reminded of John Donne, or of Joan Baez's lyrics to "No man is an island" :

No man is an island,
Way out in the blue,
We all look to the one above,
For our strength to renew.

When I help my brother,
Then I know that I,
Plant the seed of friendship,
That will never die.

So this is a little thought for him, and for the bonds, both blood and water, that make us one people.

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AlanBW 13 20 England
30 Nov 2008 8:51PM
A beautiful tribute; so sorry to hear of your sad news

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dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
30 Nov 2008 9:10PM
So sorry Lucy about the loss.... my heart goes out to you and your brother.. this is a wonderful tribute... you all will be in our prayers.
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
30 Nov 2008 9:13PM
Very beautiful sentiments for a sad occaision. The image is perfect for it, too.
GlynnisFrith 12 23 3 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 9:25PM
Great tribute
lonely_oryx 11 61 55 England
30 Nov 2008 9:33PM
Sorry to hear your news. Lovely tribute
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 9:56PM
Sorry to hear these bad news Lucy. My thoughts are with you and your brother.
This is a very lovely tribute,
pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2008 10:20PM
so sad for you and your brother Lucy terrible news to cope with especially at this time of year, a great tribute you have made
imagio 13 12 1 England
30 Nov 2008 11:38PM
Sorry to hear of such bad news Lucy

photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
1 Dec 2008 12:05AM
Great tribute........
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
1 Dec 2008 3:04AM
This, a splendid image, wonderful for a tribute!
DebbieBMP 10 33 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 4:13AM
I am truly sorry to hear of your sad news this is a lovely tribute and a beautiful image - Debbie
CarolG 12 199 20 Greece
1 Dec 2008 4:25AM
So sorry, Lucy, this is a wonderful tribute. Carol
CherryMartin 11 10 United States
1 Dec 2008 4:31AM
wonderful shot.
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
1 Dec 2008 5:04AM
Sorry to hear about your bad news, such a fantastic tribute.
1 Dec 2008 5:19AM
A lovely sentiment and image. Please accept my sympathies.
Take care, Mac
MRSbiscuit60 11 224 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 8:02AM
Sorry to hear of your families loss, nice words indeed though. Trish
woolybill1 Plus
12 29 74 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 8:14AM
A very beautiful tribute and a superb photograph. My sympathies to you and your brother.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
1 Dec 2008 8:14AM
a nice tribute!!!

a beautiful image
peugeot406 13 7 1 England
1 Dec 2008 8:25AM
Super tribute and excellent image
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 8:42AM
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Our deepest sympathy, to your brother and all your family. Winter is still a cruel time.
Ray42 11 3 England
1 Dec 2008 8:44AM
A lovelytribute
DP_Imagery 14 24 6 Wales
1 Dec 2008 8:59AM
It's a wonderful image - and such a lovely tribute. So sorry to hear your sad news. Devastating for all of you.


fentiger 18 918 24 England
1 Dec 2008 10:05AM
A great image and words in tribute.

crookymonsta Plus
11 841 10 England
1 Dec 2008 10:09AM
A beautiful image. A very sad time for you and your family. Sandra
dianah 13 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 10:48AM
I know both those words Lucy..this is a very moving tribute and I am so sorry about your news. Try to keep smiling if you can..thinking of you.
1 Dec 2008 12:23PM
Wish i was responsible for this, superb
sunshot 14 24 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 1:42PM
so sorry to hear your news, this is a lovely tribute............marc
Richsr 12 91 223 England
1 Dec 2008 3:36PM
Very sorry to here of your news - Regards Richard.
Scaramanga 11 57 6 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 3:59PM
Lovely tribute, Iistening to Joan Baez as I type.
JudeC 12 6 3 England
1 Dec 2008 4:27PM
A lovely tribute Lucy - Jude.
mikbee 12 3 8 Scotland
1 Dec 2008 5:07PM
Sorry to here your news Lucy.I have three brothers and one sister who I have not seen for years.Perhaps it is time to put that right !!
Thank you for the ''reminder''.
danbrann 15 640 17
1 Dec 2008 5:41PM
I am so sorry for both families and friends......R.I.P

What a fitting tribute.
Cormy 11 3 England
1 Dec 2008 6:06PM
Beautiful sentiments Juicy
1 Dec 2008 6:08PM

Mynett 11 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 6:13PM
How very sad, but a beautiful tribute
Linda x
JohnH37 13 1 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 7:03PM
A beautiful image and beautiful words too.
foggytwo 16 36 1 Scotland
1 Dec 2008 7:39PM
Sorry to hear about your sad news Lucy.This is a very befitting image.
Rock Plus
17 10 2 England
1 Dec 2008 7:58PM
This is a fitting tribute.

I shall remember the Lass in prayer tomorrow.

Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 7:59PM
sorry to hear the sad news - you are in our thoughts - beautiful tribute Ina
1 Dec 2008 8:30PM
lovely fitting shot
Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
1 Dec 2008 10:47PM
A wonderful tribute Lucy
JimV 13 6 3 Canada
2 Dec 2008 4:23AM
How sad, and what a lovely tribute Lucy, my sympathy to you and your brother.
Rgds., Jim
2 Dec 2008 2:10PM
beautiful image, lovely tribute, please accept my condolences. Sylvia
microchip 12 1 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 4:31PM
A wonderful tribute, our thoughts are with you,
Alan & Glen
Moj_o 11 10 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 7:27PM
Beautiful tribute.

franfoto 11 2 32 England
2 Dec 2008 7:37PM
Sad to hear of your family loss, I lost a good friend to pneumonia only a few days ago and she was only in her late 40's.
A lovely tribute Lucy.
nickyv32 12 135 England
2 Dec 2008 8:48PM
Thought are with you after your sad news, great thoughts

norton 15 6 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2008 10:12AM
Lovely tribute image Lucy.................

this is lovely
ugly Plus
11 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2008 7:55AM
Very nice image..
Well taken...

5 Dec 2008 6:16PM
Sad news Lucy, lovely tribute, beautiful image, Adrian
Portknockie 14 48 Scotland
6 Dec 2008 12:23PM
A beautiful shot Lucy..sorry for your lose

proz 15 205 United States
9 Dec 2008 8:24PM
awesome shot Lucy, love it, so sorry to read about your loss though!
SandraKay Plus
12 233 4 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2008 8:08PM
Oh Lucy. I am so sorry. A very beautiful tribute .... she must have been so young.
26 Dec 2008 10:01PM
moving to say the least! it seems so one is in deep contemplation...
CaroleA 13 5 3 England
27 Dec 2008 4:34PM
I hope you are all beginning to come to terms with the loss. This is a moving image, capturing the solemnity perfectly.

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