Monday, April 23, 2007

like oysters



Methinks that in looking at things spiritual,
we are too much like oysters
observing the sun through the water,
and thinking that thick water [is] the thinnest of air.


. . . . .

sorry to be
such a stranger
this past week.
it's been
an emotional
week.

in blacksburg
over the weekend
i was
overwhelmed
by the
kindness
of the
community
and
comforted
by connecting
with old friends
and new ones
as we
shared stories
about
our friend
jamie.

. . . . .

i have been
slowly
working
on what
i am calling
the owen chase project.



each chapter
of a book
illustrated
and mailed



to my
brother
johnny.

tomorrow
purses
and
more projects.

xo

10 comments:

shari said...

so sorry for your loss gwen. your book project looks fantastic. it seems that you and your brother have a very strong bond. sending you a hug! xo

ms. pea said...

you are amazing!

julie said...

So so sad...hope youre ok.

Wow, this project sounds wonderful..

hugs, xxx

Eero said...

Lovely book project---lucky Johnny.

Loss like that....never really gets better...but I hope you are doing ok.

Got your check---thanks for taking care of that.Will deposit it this week.

ashb said...

I'm sorry gwen, this is just terrible, there isn't much any of us can say, I just hope that you and everyone who lost a loved one will heal with time. I'm glad you had a supportive community around you this past week.

I love this project for johnny. I will always be in awe with the connection b/t you and your family :)

xoash

lisa s said...

hello sweet gwen. you have been on my mind....

owen chase looks amazing.

xo

gracia said...

"...we are too much like oysters"
such wonderful words to ponder upon.

So sorry for your loss... and so happy to hear of you being "comforted by connecting" with dear pals. So much for you to take on board in a short amount of time.

take care, g xo
(Your new project looks nothing short of great!)

cruststation said...

So sorry about your loss, thinking of you...

How lovely to see that you're working on a project with your brother, what a great idea.

Anonymous said...

Ginnie...

Hope yer doing ok....Am eagerly awaiting next chapter, and trying to keep up with responses, but haven't had alot of time in the evening to working on my pen and ink, due to trying to finish my "BIG ART" project so you can see it when you come....

I hope you can pass on my best to Stefi....

seal said...

i'm so sorry, gwen. i didn't know you knew him. {hug}