Friday, October 11, 2013


 i looked 
as always
to the immense hilltop sky
 and saw a bruising
the word that hurts as you speak it
 but i looked longer,
past the sad colors
 and watched the sunset
take charge and play the clouds
 and even through the sadness
in my heart
 and this
 and as i returned, this.
an old friend from my early days here
who had huge kindness in his heart,
 todd, has passed. 
we will all miss him.


Anonymous said...

true friends are very precious, sorry for your loss. the pictures are absolutely stunning.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, yes, were are a community in sadness.

Valerianna said...

Beauty seems even more profound when one is cracked open - or it is so for me - if I can allow it in to help. Hope you're doing OK.

Ms. said...

Lovely memorial for your friend.

Arija said...

I am sorry for your loss . . . but life and the beauty around us goes on and we must go with them or perish.

jude said...

the sky is always there for us.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, i'm ok, sad, others who have been withhim lately, not so much.
ms, thanks, the sky did it all.
arija, thanks, you know all about loss so recently.
juda, yes, i am thankful for that.

mansuetude said...

Velma, do you ever feel like the sky is talking to you here. Look at that color, those warm soft paths, such a response, such blessing your eye snags.

Peace to your beautiful heart.

Velma Bolyard said...

m, yes, and if i listen, well, i might learn something.

Barry said...

V- a truly amazing sequence of photos - tremendous work by nature to paint the sky and you for capturing and sharing them. Thanks for the visual feast. B

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, you're my sky friend from the other hemisphere!

neki desu said...

sending hugs, peace and love.

jude said...

i hope the ache has softened a bit

Velma Bolyard said...

neki & jude, it's softening.

layers said...

I am sorry for your loss - the vibrant colors in the sky seem to be saying a very Zen like message - that time passes and to live every moment.

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, nancy, i'm fine, but it's hit us all here hard.

ronnie said...

oh dear skies.... (and sad losses) hugs from the heavens (and from way over here) xx

Velma Bolyard said...

many thanks, ronnie

Sophie Munns said...

Thinking of you against that vast sky that surrounds you uninterrupted Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

sophie, you'd paint it, for sure!

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