Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Buffy Point


This picture from the other day was taken very near a place where a young local girl died in the river resulting from a car wreck. I didn't know the little girl personally although my son did. The picture preceeding reflects a brighter perspective but this morning I was feeling a little more grief for Buffy and her family and friends. There are always little commemorative things along the highway but it just seems so little can be said or done at times to signify the loss of someone so young and full of promise. I picture a mother and father's heart breaking. I imagine the grief of losing a daughter would only seem magnified by a loss of the enjoyment of the river as sanctuary and repose. (It's been mine for so long and I suspect many others around here.) I have a friend that was also involved in a sniper shooting at a river north of here. The river had always been her sanctuary but after that she just didn't feel safe. Horribly tragic since she is one that had turned to, and found, great solace in the river for so many years until then. It grieves me to this day for her.

5 comments:

kimberly said...

This touches my heart.

icandy... said...

Colette!!!

I followed you over from fb... this place is absolutely ENCHANTING!!!! I could get lost in your posts forever! Just L.O.V.E. the banner, too!!! Thanks for being such a sweet new friend! I'll be in touch!

Hugs to you!
Christina :)))))

icandy... said...

Thoughts and prayers go to all, you've made such a beautiful photo out of such a sad place....

Itch2stitch.com said...

I love the way you put across such a sensitive story. The world could be a better place if people could be as sensitive. Thank you. xx

Colette George said...

Each comment means so much to me. Thank you ladies for taking the time to voice your feelings and thoughts. I love meeting each of you and am having a ball on facebook with you!!! My life has expanded so much in the last few days, am in such awe.