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Angie, View and Daffodils

24 Jan

We said goodbye to my very dear friend, Angie, today. Her daughters had asked that people wear a splash of colour, particularly the  colours of sand and sea as she so loved being by the sea. Despite my not being able to be there, (I watched online) I wore my best sea colours in a velvet jacket that Angie would have recognised.

Afterward the very moving ceremony,  we walked a walk that Angie joined us on during one of her visits and, in the words of the Humanist Celebrant, “rejoiced that she had lived, delighted in our friendship and were glad that we had walked some of her path with her.”

View of Carn Brea over some gorse
Daffodils flowering on the verge on the last part of our walk
 
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12 responses to “Angie, View and Daffodils

  1. Mama Cormier

    January 25, 2022 at 1:43 am

    What a great way to remember your friend. I hope it brought you some peace and wonderful memories of your friendship.
    I told my son who lives in London that the daffodils are already coming up in England and he didn’t believe me.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 26, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you. Our walk did do me good, talking and remembering Angie was a lovely way to spend an hour as we walked. 🙂

       
  2. utesmile

    January 24, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    What a lovely memorial service and walk for Angie.

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 26, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you. Covid din’t do much good but some of the technological innovations since are a boon. I couldn’t travel up to Yorkshire but I could feel as if I were saying goodbye with everyone else by watching online. Missed giving her daughters hugs of course but not sure that would have been allowed anyway. Love to you 🙂

       
  3. Judith+Butler

    January 24, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Dear Sally, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sure you gained comfort from the beautiful walk. I know what you mean about precious friendship, I lost a very precious friend a number of years ago, but think about her ever day. Take care Love Judith x

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 26, 2022 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you Judith. You know how I am feeling I am sure and I am sorry for your loss too. I read the other day that grief is the other side of the coin we call love. The more we love, the more we grieve and I wouldn’t have missed that love for anything. Take care, with love, Sally x

       
      • Judith+Butler

        January 26, 2022 at 5:48 pm

        Dear Sally, I totally agree with you about grief. My friend Pauline passed nearly 17 years ago, in her fifties, and I agree with you, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Take good care Love Judith x ❤

         
  4. john zande

    January 24, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Sorry to hear about your friend, Sally.

     
  5. beth

    January 24, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, and what a beautiful and meaningful memorial

     
    • mybeautfulthings

      January 24, 2022 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you very much. I wrote about our precious friendship a couple of weeks ago. 🙂

       
      • beth

        January 24, 2022 at 7:11 pm

        <3

         

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