Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Full Circle

Deb: Loss always brings to the foreground the idea of the full circle, the passage of time. As we searched through photo albums looking for pictures of our friend Paul whom was just lost to us, we came across these. I thought they were a lovely link between Barbara's post on gardening and the passage of time. The span is twelve years. Wow. Just took my breath away these did. Time seems to have sped up when I wasn't looking. 
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  1. Very appropriate link Deb. My thoughts have been with you and Colin so much since Friday. Your loss is tremendous and my heart aches for your pain and having to watch your dear friend deal with her loss. It makes you look at the speeding passage of time. Your photos are beautiful, your garden looks so peaceful now and has a great patina, that only time can give. It is a great link to Barb's, what a beautiful blog you both weave.

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    1. Thanks Mary-Jo, for your condolences. It is a tough time right now for all who knew Paul. The garden is peaceful Mary-Jo. It is serving us well right now.

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  2. So sorry for this terrible loss. Makes us realize just how precious life is and how it can be taken away in a blink of an eye.

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    1. Yes Madge the blink of an eye. We should be good to one another.

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  3. And I love the pix Hon! Luke looks adorable...And So does Colin!(in both new and old pix) Now that I compare the pix I realized Colin hasnt changed a bit...and I also saw the pix you uploaded on FB...You still look like you're 35!
    And Seriously...time Flies doesn't it! one minute you are struggling to complete your homework so you can watch tom and jerry the next minute you're making plans to move out of the country for your career.

    And Ive been thinking about you and Colin since I heard about Paul. You guys must be devastated. And I cant imagine how your dear friend is coping with this. I'm sending lots of love to her and her family. Especially to his daughter, I know what she must be going through right now! And Hugs to you and Colin. And I'm here if you wanna talk ok. Anything at all I'm here. In fact we all are :) xoxo

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  4. Thanks Shalaka. Yes it is a lousy time for all of us. Paul actually had three daughters, 20, 16 and 11. Awful for them, just awful.

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    1. Awwh god... I did read somewhere.Wasn't sure. But they are not gonna believe it for a long time....He'll visit them in their dreams for years! Really is a tough time for his family....plus it was sudden so its gonna be hard for you guys to believe it for a long time..! one of my uncles passed away suddenly few months ago.. I remember when I met his wife in a ceremony months later.. I went to talk to her and almost said "where's my favourite uncle ?? coming or not?" And god....all night I kept remembering everything about him....

      Paul was your friend for years.....I saw his pictures...Gosh! I could see in his eyes and say he was a wonderful man! I know how tough it must be for you guys..! xo

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  5. Very nice pictures, it looks very warm and inviting. A bit of natures embrace.

    I would also like to express my condolences. It must be a terrible loss. Young or old, sudden or expected losing a loved one is never a simple thing to navigate, all my best to you and everyone affected by this tragedy.

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  6. What a lovely garden! The before and after pictures remind me of photos I have seen of the farm where I lived when I was a kid. I just love it how the changes were shown in the pics. Indeed your garden looks really peaceful and like a place where to spend time.

    I am sorry for your loss also. I can't imagine what it must feel like to loose a close family friend. Virtual hugs to all those who need it!

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  7. Im very sorry for the loss. I love the photos though it looks,like a place where.you could go and get your thoughts together.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss Deb. Time does have this uncanny way of slipping past us. But the pictures seem peaceful to me and I hope that you all can draw strength from that.

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  9. I am so sorry for your loss, Deb. My heart, prayers, thoughts, and love go out to you, Colin, Paul's family and friends and anyone whose life was touched by him in any way. I hope that you all are able to lean on one another to get through this difficult time.
    Your pool and garden are lovely! Absolutely beautiful! If I ever make it to Toronto, I will totally be expecting to get to swim in that pool! ;)
    Luke was an adorable child! Awe... And, just curious, but is Colin wearing the same clothes in both pics, 12 years apart?
    Love to you and yours, Deb. xo

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    1. I was thinking the same thing about Colin's clothes. LOL

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    2. Now that you mention that....I'm thinking about the same thing :P lol
      In that case, that is one Healthy and fit guy! I mean he looks exactly the way he looked 12 years ago...(apart from the hair colour).

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  10. I've been thinking about you guys since you told of this tragic accident. How you're dealing with the sudden-ness of it all. I can't imagine the pain everyone is going through, and I send all healing thoughts and huge hugs to you all.

    You mentioned on your FB page that you were watching "Getting Along Famously" and laughing, because that's what he would have wanted. I also watched the show DVDs that day. Such wonderful work, and I didn't realize Barb was in it, too. It's great to be able to reminisce about good times.

    Your yard and pool pictures show a peaceful beauty that I'm jealous. May it bring you comfort always.

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss. But those pics are wonderfully calming and beautiful. Keeping you guys in my thoughts. <3

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  12. It's so awful what happened to you, Paul, and his family.
    I'm thinking of you, and I'm sooo sorry. Sends lots of hugs and prayers.
    Death seems to be quite busy these days...

    Can I please have your pool? Looks awesome...I love swimming.
    And Luke's E.T. shirt..very cool!

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  13. Wow, that's alot of difference.

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  14. I know exactly what you mean about time. Coincidentally, I was looking through some old pictures of my two girls the other day - it seems like only yesterday that they were toddlers, but they've grown up so much. I'm trying to cling onto their childhoods for as long as possible.

    I was so sorry to hear about Paul. Still so young, and incredibly talented (I actually re-watched a few episodes of Getting Along Famously the other day when I heard the news, and I laughed just as hard all the way through as the first time). My heart goes out to you and Colin, and to his family. I know what it's like to lose a father at a young age. It's a tragic loss. xoxo

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  15. the pics of the pool: serene. the span of time: precious. the consistency in Colin's outfit: hilarious. wishing you all three qualities,serenity, precious moments and humor in abundance.

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  16. I had a similiar experience when I looked at pics of my backyard and the trees were so tiny, not anymore.

    I hope you and Colin know all our hearts are with you. I'm sorry for your loss but what I have learned is the most healing thing is to do as you've been doing and talk about him. And know you have friends who are here if you need us!

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  17. Thanks everyone for all your kind words. You have no idea what it means to me. xo

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  18. I hope you float in the dark.......so peaceful.....and, I hope you can sleep Deb.

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  19. Lovely Mary-Jo thanks. xo

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