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Friday, September 16, 2011


I have just read a post on 'End of Era'.
Paudie is, I consider, a dear friend, although we have never met in person.
He lives across the sea in Cork, Ireland and I first felt a great connection
when he and his family went to help find some of my ancestors grave sites.
This was an incredible gift to my family and myself and I was touched for their efforts. 
Read all about it here...
The kindness of strangers fills me with faith in the world.
Lessens the gap that mere miles may make.
After his long absence in posting, I happened to check his blog today to find this post.
Once again, it just goes to show you how this little box with a keyboard,
can connect us as humans and bring us all a little closer.

Deepest Sympathy

What do you say to someone when their loved one dies? How do you convey that heartfelt sadness, that sense of loss that accompanies death? These are the thoughts that I have struggled with for such a long time and I find myself  asking these questions once again when I heard of Kerry's sudden loss of her sister.
There was a time not so long ago when I would have been a regular on Kerry’s pages….sometimes everyday…..her life is so full of wonderful moments and eventful to say the least. Her honesty was a breath of fresh air in a world gone stale. She was also a constant presence on my blog and is a willing contributor to whatever I produced. So it saddens me to witness the loss of her sister at such a young age.
I tried to put myself in Kerry’s shoes…to feel how she would feel…thoughts of my own sister and our relationship…that hidden bond that exists only between siblings…they carry with them an unwritten history that can never be erased….the happy and the sad times…They are the missing jigsaw piece that is needed to complete the puzzle….
Even though I never knew her sister and you could say that I barely know Kerry…..I need to send her this message….I needed to let her know that she is in my thoughts….Even though she is in a far off land, I can still send her my deepest sympathy. Let these words be my form of a gentle hug….a squeeze of the hand….a loving word to a gentle soul. I am so sorry for not being there due to my absence but I want to let you know that you are never far from our thoughts…..


Cobalt Violet said...

What an amazing person, he is! What beautiful words ...
and so well said. I just went over and saw the post of the cemetery ... amazing. Yes, a small world and a beautiful reminder of the beautiful people on our planet.


gz said...

Beautiful words.

the wild magnolia said...

Words of goodness and caring and I agree. Blog friends are friends, real people, real lives, real feelings, and I treat them as such. I have been treated with respect, love, and great friendship.

Great post!

Ciara said...

Oh, how lovely. What a gem.

Thank you also for reminding me of Paudie, and that it's been far too long since I visited.

Off I go to say hi. x x

stoneangel said...

The world is full of beauty and beautiful people. These blogs help us all know one another even if we never meet. Perhaps peace will come when the entire world blogs.

Beautiful post!