8/15/13

Friday 55: On Missing


































My first stab at giving grief a face three years ago. Not pretty. Ragged feelings on the page.  It gave voice to that raw, empty ache I had in my middle, that something missing. I could barely form sentences and needed a picture to take up the slack. Making poetry and art helped me through.

~Nara Malone

This post is for my running buddy Violet who just buried her mother.
For +Mera Kranfel who just lost a friend.
For my dad--still missing you Daddy but most days the memories have smiles attached instead of tears.
And for G-Man and the Friday 55 gang--missing you all is something I can fix.
Drop buy G-Man's site on Friday to join the fun to see what others wrote.






8 comments:

  1. Omg you are so sweet :´) Thank you. How beautyful and how sad <3

    Mera Kranfel

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  2. sorry for your friends loss...it is hard...losing someone, particularly a parent who we oft think immortal til they arent and then we are left trying to figure it out....nice creative presentation...

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  3. The raw voice of sorrow is some of the most poetic. Very touching.

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  4. Nara Malone, what a sweet and moving thing of beauty you've penned.
    What a great friend you are.
    I have missed you dearly.
    Loved your long awaited 55...:-)
    Thanks for playing, I'm so happy to see you back, have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  5. The portrayal of grief is profound. I miss my Mother so badly...the anniversary of her death is just a few weeks ago. Sometimes it feels like she passed yesterday...sometimes it feels like it happened just hours ago. Grief is so intensely personal, but you gave it a universal voice. Thank you.

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  6. Pieced, patched, but not whole. That is how most of us get through life. :)

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  7. Like Humpty-Dumpty for adults, this really tells of the fragmentation we feel when grieving.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.