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Thursday, 16 May 2019

Thank You




I’m starting this post by saying a big thank you to everyone who offered their condolences on the recent loss of my niece. Your messages helped me get through this painful time and were very much appreciated.

Thank you.

This loss affected me more than any previous loss; the passing of my father being an exception. To lose anyone is painful; however, to lose someone so young so suddenly and unexpectedly does present a shock to the system. I don’t want to go into all the details of her passing; I don’t feel the time is right and I don’t want to increase the pain of any family member who may stumble upon this post, so what I have already stated will suffice for now.

We all deal with death in our own way, and it is not something most of us like to talk about. Nevertheless, death is the only certainty in life; it is the only thing any of us know for sure is going to happen.  This very second any of us could breathe in and never exhale that breath, or breathe another. Life is fragile, and because of this, we should cherish every moment. All too often, we put things off until tomorrow; a tomorrow we may never see. I’m sorry if I appear morbid, but it’s the truth.

I’d like to take this opportunity to apologise for my absence here and over at Instagram, too.  

Creatively, this has been one of the most stagnant periods of my life. I have found motivation, not to mention inspiration, hard to come by. On the few occasions I have sat down at my desk, I have found myself restless and unable to concentrate. I felt I needed some time away from social media to reflect on my niece’s passing, and to refocus on my creative endeavours.

It’s long been my ambition to pen a book/s. Starting my book is one of those things I keep putting off until tomorrow. But now I have spent some time in thought I think the time has come to make a start. I may have to sacrifice some of my other creative outlets to do so, but so be it. I can only do a certain amount every day.

Well, that’s it for now.

It’s nice to be back, and once again, thank you all so much for your kind messages of support.  

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6 comments:

  1. It's always hard to cope with loss, and as you say, especially of such a young person. I wish you well, and that you can find back to yourself and your creativity. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Thank you, Valerie. Yes, this death came as a shock. I'm sure I'll get on the right track again soon. Just to let you know I'll be moving my artwork to new site,where the focus will be art but I'll keep you updated.

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  2. Welcome back, sending you healing prayers.

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine. I'll be moving to a new site soon, where the focus will solely be art. I'll let you know when that happens.

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  3. You know my heart is filled for you and send you and your family love and healing. Your words are true and not morbid at all. We all go through loss and I believe sharing helps others as well as helping us heal.

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    1. Hi, Nicole. Thank you. Your words mean a lot. I'm moving to a new site soon. The focus there will be on my art. I'll let you know when the move takes place.

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