Monday, July 09, 2007

I'm having a missing Dale night...

In memory of a brave and gentle soul.

Artwork and caption by Pam, another brave and gentle soul.


Bonita said...

Truly a sweet gesture, and very well done. I know it's gotta be hard.

jen said...

oh, friend. there will probably be many like this. i wonder if he's got something important to tell you tonight, which is why he's so on your mind.

Pink said...

That is a lovely portrait.

There will be more nights like tonight...and I was going to say that I wish there would not be...but that would be unfair to Dale.

He deserves to be remembered with love and to be missed. It is because you miss him that all your love has turned bittersweet.

Anvilcloud said...

It's good to miss and be missed sometimes.

Mary said...

It's beautiful. And it's fitting that you miss him.


Cathy said...

How do we measure loss - love? Like this. With a night of remembered smiles - made sweeter by the gift of a friend who understands. Such a tender gesture.

Within Without said...

I'm sure Dale's having his share of I Miss Laurie Nights too. Both are good and both are OK.

Laurie said...

Bonita, thank you. I miss him so...

Jen, Cousin Kay called after I posted this, she'd spent the afternoon and evening with Dale's brother, going through his things. Maybe that is was why he was on my mind even more than usual.

Pink, Pam did a wonderful job and a beautiful thing. She's a love.

There have been so many nights like this and I'm sure there will be many more.

AC, thanks. I'll try to remember that.

Mary, Pam is very talented. Thanks for the hugs.

Cathy, Pam is a good friend, like you. I'm very lucky to have you in my life.

WW, I know it's OK, but I also know that sometimes it hurts so much I can hardly stand it.

I know that will fade in time...but every time the phone rings, I think it might be him. Everytime something, good or bad happens, I reach for the phone to call him.

I miss him.

Squirl said...

Ah, hugs!!!

Within Without said...

If you FEEL in a big way, you're going to HURT big, and that's why your LOVE was so big to Dale.

Your capacity for loving him was huge. Your penchant for missing him will be equally huge.

And your ability to accept the hurt and missing that results is enormous.

I don't know there's anything you can do about this, or that you should want to do about it.

You are you. And that's why he loved you so much. Your heart is a receptacle.

Just apply some antiseptic and throw a Bandaid on it. It's all you can do.


NatureWoman said...

{{{HUGS}}} Laurie.

Anonymous said...

Someday, I'd like you to write a little more about his life. I know a lot about his last few months, but not much at all about the previous 49 years.

I'm sure he's happy to be remembered.

KGMom said...

Puts me in mind of that Billy Joel song--only the good die young.

TigerYogi said...

((HUGS)) :)

Laurie said...

Squirl, thanks for the hugs.

WW, good advice, now where did I put my Bactine (antiseptic)? :-)

Naturewoman, thanks so much.

Thomas, I'll do that one day, I promise.

KG, I used to love that I'm not so sure.

Tiger, thanks so much!

thailandchani said...

I know it sounds weird.. but I kind of miss him, too. :) After a while, I became invested in what was going on with him... checking the blog each day for updates, etc.

Weird how that happens. :)



Gina said...

What a lovely portrait!

I'm sorry you are feeling down. :(

Laurie said...

Chani, I spoke of you to Dale several times, and of course I read everyone's comments to him regularly. He told me he was looking forward to getting to know you once he started his blog. I know you two would have been great friends.

Gina, Pam did a beautiful job on it. She's an amazing artist. And I'm OK, now. You all are too sweet. {{{Hugs}}} to you, for what you are going through.

Pam said...

Missing him is loving him, he knows.