Monday, April 12, 2010

365 Photo Project - Day 102

Taken: April 12, 2010, 3 p.m.
Healdsburg, Ca

I can't keep apologizing every day for these short posts so please bear with me for the next week -- I imagine a day or two where I just have time to put up my photo and a brief description. I imagine that will happen tomorrow.

Today, I just want to say another word about my friend, David Mills, who was laid to rest this morning in College Park, Maryland. I so wanted to be there but circumstances conspired against me and I couldn't make the trip. It's going to be a long ass time before I'm going to be able to think of David and not be unbearably sad. I don't think he would want that - I think he'd want me to remember the good stuff. I'm going to try. Soon.

For now, I guess I just want to wish him a safe journey wherever he's going. I wish his family and friends the comfort of remembering his undeniable spirit, his talent, his boundless enthusiasm for the work and his infectious curiosity about the world.

Rest in peace, David. You will be terribly missed.

I'd like to think it's no coincidence the sun came out today, casting a burst of light on the world. The clouds stayed around like little fluffs of cotton floating in a sea of blue. I walked over to my favorite bridge and stood in the center of the road and snapped away. It was cool and crisp and when you breathed in, the air was filled with the floral promise of spring.

I'm looking forward for sure, but it's with a big dose of melancholy. Tomorrow will come and I will be here and life will go on. But it will never be the same.


Michele Val Jean said...

Elizabeth, my heart goes out to you. I know the internal howl of pain and anger when someone so vital to your world is so randomly ripped away. I have no platitudes about time and healing wounds to offer. Just saying I understand.

S.O.L. said...

Thanks, Michelle. I appreciate it. Hope you're feeling better by the way.