In a time of great sorrow …

25 Jul

This isn't easy to write … I am actually having difficulty seeing to type, because my eyes keep filling up … but our friends in Norway deserve no less, in this time of shock and grief, than that we declare our solidarity with these excellent Folk, and their noble Country.
Indeed, it is difficult to know what to say, for in truth, no mere words can express the horror and pain of such a time. Many others have written things, words of pain, words of hope … I find myself at a loss for words, so I will post here pictures … the first is a plant called "bleeding heart", from my daughter's garden in the Spring after her death, which is both appropriately named, and has a relatively short bloom time. I hope my dear Norwegian friends' great pain will diminish as swiftly …

I know that the pain will never go away … but it will become possible to live with it.
And this next pair of pictures are, perhaps, a bit fanciful, but to me, the blossoms of cyclamen always make me think of angels in flight, and these came to us after Gwen's death … may our friends find some comfort in the thought; I always have …

Our hearts are with you, Norway, and our tears mingle with yours.


Posted by on July 25, 2011 in Uncategorized


19 responses to “In a time of great sorrow …

  1. kentsopera

    July 25, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Your expressions, both in words and pictures are deeply appreciated d_W, and I'm not only touched by your sentiments, but equally by your sharing.Having an allegiance to both the U.S.A. and Norway, my exposure to Oklahoma City, The World Trade Center and now Oslo, together with observations of events elsewhere around the world, deepens my concern about the direction our human family is headed, historically to present.Thank you so much for your friendship and support! Through the mist and blockage of words that such events impose on our emotions, I can only hope that a phrase like "No pain No gain" will extend beyond exercise and improve the conditions toward a healthier human behavior. Take care d_W!

  2. judithchen

    July 25, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    sorry to hear those of your so great to get through ..that white flower has a name mean coming fairy in my country….you take care of them very well,best wishes…. ⭐ :wizard:

  3. Zaphira

    July 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

    My heart bleeds with and for Norway. Friday was a sad day in History.

  4. risis1977

    July 26, 2011 at 2:07 am

    :angel: may God always blesses us all . .:heart:

  5. derWandersmann

    July 26, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Amen, Nathalya.

  6. RedFreya

    July 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    A tragedy that became more horrific as time went on. As always the innocent suffer most. Though it was shocking that it happened in Norway, the dignity and civilized way the Norwegian dealt with the situation, was a lesson and inspiration to us all.

  7. Berith1

    July 29, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I thank you for your friendly words. The pictures are beautiful, especially the first one. Lovely colours in this photo. I think I feel like you say; No words can express the horror and pain in such a time. I myself got numb. I wanted to cry, but couldn't. I agree with Freya; it was shocking that it happened in Norway.I am surprised over the way the people of Norway dealt with it. I am not sure who started to lift roses to the sky, but this gesture moved our hearts and evrybody followed.This week I havn't been able to write anything. So I shared a song with you and my friends on my opera on my blog.'Love shine a light.'

  8. SittingFox

    July 31, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Very sorry to hear about your daughter.Originally posted by RedFreya:

    the dignity and civilized way the Norwegian dealt with the situation, was a lesson and inspiration to us all.

    Most definitely.

  9. studio41

    August 6, 2011 at 1:08 am

    a thoughtful and beautiful post. lovely photos, too, der Wandersmann.

  10. wellisteffi

    August 6, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I'm very sorry about your daughter.The first Plant is also available in Germany.She is called(in Germany) tearful or crying heart.

  11. MrLeffe

    August 6, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    dW Wonderful post and you said it all.

  12. Berith1

    August 11, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I want to say the same as Jill does.

  13. studio41

    August 11, 2011 at 2:08 am

    Originally posted by wellisteffi:

    I'm very sorry about your daughter.

    I would like to add to my original comment and say the same.

  14. Berith1

    August 11, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I know you didn't, and I know you had Norway in your thoughts.But as I was reading the comments, I felt like Jill, I would like to add to my comment and say the same. We all learn, but some learn later and slower than others. I am one of them.:)

  15. derWandersmann

    August 11, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Thank you, dear ladies … I did not anticipate receiving condolences from anyone when I put this up, thinking only of the terrible thing that has happened to Norway. I mentioned my departed daughter only en passant, as it were, to give a little context to these flowers.Nevertheless, I thank you all … I never fail to be humbly impressed at the friendships I have found on what I originally assumed to be a "mere" blogsite.

  16. studio41

    August 16, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Originally posted by Berith1:

    I know you didn't, and I know you had Norway in your thoughts.

    :heart: yes, and even had it been otherwise, the mentioning is acceptable, she is always your gift and the sorrow from losing her can be shared. and your remembrances and context helps others to understand. Unni has kind ways to suggest and express many things…

  17. PainterWoman

    August 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Just like the man who attacked and killed several people in Tucson, AZ and almost killed Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, this guy is also a lunatic. It's too bad we can't recognize problems like this and stop it from happening.

  18. derWandersmann

    August 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    LOL … you really must have meant that, Pam … four identical comments!I'll delete three of them, but you really ought to have that tremor seen to.LOLOL

  19. ssalonis

    September 2, 2011 at 9:09 am

    very nic post…very sad and sorry for what happend 😦


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