8.25.2009

Farewell Dear Friend

I'm sailing away this week ... . .
An unexpected journey to say good bye to a dear friend.

Funerals often have me thinking of Oscar Wilde,
who checked into my favorite little hotel in Paris
( L'Hotel) and declared:
"I choose to die beyond my means."

My friend clearly didn't make the same choice ... .
but he, too, lived with grace, elegance and wit -
especially when life presented him with
difficulties and challenges.



Altered vintage photo copyright Judith Thibaut

12 comments:

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend, Judith. Thinking of you.
Catherine

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Losing a friend is so difficult. My thoughts are with you - and safe journey to and from.

oiasantorini said...

your friend was lucky to have known you J. You're work and thoughts are a constant source of inspiration & pleasant surprise....

M

willow said...

My heart goes out to you Judith. Safe travels.

Chrisy said...

My love to you dear Judith...to live with grace, elegance and wit...this is something to strive for...take care...

Leau said...

So sorry to hear of your loss and any loss of grace and elegance affects us all. My heart to your heart...smooches

Celeste Maia said...

A beautiful tribute to your friend. Rituals are important, saying goodby to a dear friend, closing a chapter, grieving. My thoughts are with you, Judy.

Celeste Maia said...

When are you coming back? You are being greatly missed!

vicki archer said...

Thinking of you Judith....'courage' as they say in France, xv.

Judy said...

Funerals/death always put life for the living into perpective. I am sorry for your loss.
xo

Paula Scott said...

Whoever it was, it sounds like they had a great life. It is those sudden departures too soon that seem so very unfair.
But, we are left to deal with it, ready or not. Me? Never ready.
My heartfelt sympathy to you.

Di Overton said...

I have been off the radar of late and had no idea you had lost a dear friend. Hugs to you Judith.
Di
xo