16.9.08

Sad

The fair was a success, I sold well, people were happy and it was not raining. The rain is in my heart today. A friend of mine has passed away. She died from cancer at the age of 31. Her girl just turned three. It is all too sad and unfair. This is how she chose to announce her departure in the paper, I think it's beautiful:

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away
into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
that we still are.

Henry Scott Holland

47 comments:

Ana Salomé said...

Oh...I'm really sorry for your loss. Your friend was my age! I lost my mother when I was 3years old and I (still) miss her a lot. Life is really hard sometimes...
On another note, I loved your angels on your stand :)

memmu said...

Kaunis "runo"!

Elämä on... joskus iloa... joskus surua. 31-vuotias on liian nuori kuolemaan mutta kaikilla ei ole onnea vanheta rauhassa. Joskus miettii mitä sitä omalle kohdalle tulee...

Pikkusiskoni sai tänään pikkuisen tytön, 1270g. Pitkän odotuksen jälkeen tilanne ratkesi ja nyt eletään päivä kerrallaan pikkuisen kanssa...

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

The stall looks fabulous, as do all of your goodies.

I'm so sad for the loss of your friend. Cancer is a very cruel disease and has taken too many beautiful people before their time.

I wish her and her family and friends peace x

Ali said...

That's a beautiful poem. I hope it eases your sense of loss a little.

Thinking of you.

sweetjane said...

Really sorry about your loss, and thinking of your friend's small child. Cancer is a terrible thing.

Congratulations for you success at the Market, although now it doesn't seem important at all.

Best wishes.

trashalou said...

I am sorry for you sadness. I feel for your friend's family.

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

I'm also sad today.
I just heard that a 12-year old boy was killed in a quad bike accident at the weekend.
His sister is in my son's class and I am friendly with the mother.
How do you explain that to a 5-year old?
Life can be shit sometimes.
xx

periwinkle said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend, it is a lovely poem.
Your stand looks lovely.
lisa x

seemownay said...

I am very sorry to hear about the loss. Strange how these things mostly happen with fall season.
The poem is very beautiful, indeed.

Mag said...

Beklagar sorgen, det är så tråkigt när någon som är för ung för att gå bort gör det. Som har små barn dessutom...
Det får ju en att undra varför...

Älskar alla dina grejer du gör för övrigt! De är så underbara. Tack för din kommentar på min dock lite torftiga blogg, ska försöka uppdatera den lite nu. Har bytt adress till magsroom.blogspot.com

Ha det bra.

twolimeleaves said...

Hugs to you, sweet Kajsa. that is a beautiful poem and a thought that we would all do well to remember.

Kali said...

I am so sad to hear about the loss of your friend.
Hugs to you.
xo, Kali

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your stall looks absolutely beautiful but I am so very sorry to hear about your friend. Take care, Lucy x

IamSusie said...

So young to pass away. She sounds like a remarkable person.

Anina said...

I'm so sorry about your friend.
That poem was read at a memorial service I attended this weekend. It's lovely.

lucykate crafts... said...

those words are lovely, so sorry about your friend, really sad : (

Gina said...

So sad for the loss of your friend.

Mirre said...

How awful!
Hugs to you!

Cele said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

amandajean said...

so sorry to hear of the loss of your friend...and with a little one only 3. how very sad. hugs to you!!!

Julia said...

i'm so sorry about the loss of your friend. i think that poem is a beautiful way to be remembered. and i always think, when someone close to me passes on, that i was lucky to have known them for as long as i did. and i am thankful for the friendship that i had with them. that can never die.

Akhila's Handblog said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend and her little one left without her mother.
But what a beautiful poem. Made me cry a little.
Just another reminder to appreciate everyone you still have around.

upstateLisa said...

What a wonderful poem! I hope this all brings you some peace. Glad to hear your fair went well.

nicolette said...

I’m sorry for your loss Kajsa. Beautiful poem.
Take care, hugs to you.

Tine Hohl said...

Hugs to you, I'm very sorry for your loss.
And thanks for this true poem - I like it very much

Take care

sugarcreekstuff said...

I love your display.

I am sending loving thoughts your way during this sad time.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow. What a beautiful poem. I'm so sorry.

Jolly Good Yarn Girl said...

Passing on my condolences. The poem is wonderful. JGYG x

thefrontroom said...

It is a beautiful poem and it is too sad and unfair. I'll be thinking of you and her family today.

KristenMary said...

That is very beautiful and sad. I'm very sorry for your loss, and for the family of your friend. I hope that you will be there for the 3 year old to tell her how wonderful her mother was.

Miss Frugality said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss.To die so young and with a young daughter seems exceptionally unfair.When you are able to think of them ,I hope the happy memories you have of your friend will be a comfort to you.
Hugs , Julia x

jacquie said...

oh my. i'm so sorry to read your sad news. what a wonderful thought she left with everyone. i hope those around you are a comfort to you. take good care.

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel for the little one as well. The poem.... simply lovely. I send you and yours warm thoughts.

Pina said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Life seems so unfair sometimes. She chose a wonderful poem to say goodbye. She must have been really brave!

Karol-Ann said...

That really is so sad. I hope her family will be ok.

Ruth's Place said...

So sad for you, and your friends family. It's a beautiful poem.

Cheryl A said...

Take comfort where you can in the coming weeks and months. Hug those you love.

Carmen said...

I'm so sorry about your friend. It feels so close to me. Just think about all the good moments and memories that your friend left behind and that will keep her alive in the minds and hearts of her family and friends forever. Your art is so beautiful, I love looking at the things you make and it always makes me smile.

painted fish studio said...

i'm so sorry about your friend. it's painful to think about. best to you and her family.

Doris said...

What a beautiful poem. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend's family.

Congrats on the good show, your booth looks wonderful!

Chickpea said...

Dear K.
THank you for sharing this poem with us. It really make my heart skip a beat...

Apryl said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. *hugs*

ruby-crowned kinglette said...
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ruby-crowned kinglette said...

kajsa, so sorry to hear of your loss. i am thinking of you...

-stephanie

Jules Knoblock said...

Your stall looks so intriguing! I'm sure it would look even better in real life.

I am so sorry for your loss too. Cancer is such a cruel disease.

Take care :)

Lesley said...

Oh Kajsa, I'm so very sorry to hear about your friend. It is always hard to lose someone dear but somehow worse when they are so young and with little children.

Her poem was quite beautiful.

Lots of love xxx

AnnieB said...

just saw this Kajsa - I'm so sorry