Monday, July 10, 2006

Changes



I have a Tom place in my office/sitting room. It has his Air Force picture/medals/insignia/dogtags in a shadow box hanging on the wall. Surrounding the shadow box are angels from different cultures, the dragonfly legend and other meaningful things. Sitting on the top of the book case, under the shadow box, are other things - crystals, candles, two angel statues, a rock inscribed with the word "Love", a fossilized sand dollar, the framed memorial news clipping from the 1st anniversary of his death and an 8 X 10 picture in a frame.

Since I created this space, the picture in the frame has been one of Tom's Bar Association pics that I particularly liked. It was a formal, "solemn" picture as it was used in the Bar Assn Directory.

Yesterday, in keeping with this new, lighter feeling inside, I changed the photo to this - it is just Tom. I took it one night right after work when we were getting ready to sit down to have our cocktail and review the events of the day. It was our loving ritual and one I miss. That smile, that hand held just that way - oh Tom. I miss that man to the bottom of my soul. I will love him forever and am filled with gratitude for our time together. Namaste.

9 comments:

  1. Moving and beautiful words.

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  2. What a sweet picture Suzann...Tom has such an open welcoming face and look about his whole being...I love that you changed this beautiful sounding Collage(?) to a photograph that obviously has so much meaning for you...Beautiful post, Suzann.

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  3. Wonderful pic Suzann. I get some pretty strong vibes from looking at this picture....what a warm and loving soul....

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  4. Hi Suzann. Love your birthday pictures. You are so beautiful. Best looking 60 I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing your photos from your special party. The photo of Tom is great. He looks so handsome. Glad that you are sharing this personal journey with us. You are amazing. Very inspirational. Annie

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  5. You and he were very fortunate to have known a mutual love like that where you loved him as much as he loved him. Dying too early or not, he was a blessed man. A lot never experience such a thing.

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