Tuesday, February 26, 2008

To my friend, Elly



Though our friendship had been short, i will never forget your kindness and your generosity.. You have lived your life with so much gusto and you showed us true courage, right to the very end. I have nothing but admiration for you. Though we will soon bid our final farewell, we will always remember you, and you will always have a special place in our hearts. This one is for you, my friend:

"This quiet time of day
my stilled vision sends soundless chants
to the Sacred, in whose luminousness the original one
saw the form of the gods.
If the sounds of the oldest mantras were in my voice,
my hymns would vanish in this translucent light, light.
No words. No words.
I see into the distance where edges dissolve
my silence as a canopy in the white blueness of noon sky."


R. Tagore - Final Poems



Picture by: Bruce Diksas @ Flickr

4 comments:

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Solitaire,
What a touching post! And once again you stir my soul with Tagore's Words :))
To your beloved friend Elly and to your beautiful bond of Friendship...i offer my humble prayers and goodwishes :)
May every single fleeting moment bring you unceasing bliss and happiness:))
My love and hugs:)

solitaire said...

From the bottom of my heart - thank you, Krishna. I admit i've been feeling a little down with the passing away of my friend.. I started painting again as a way of dealing with my own grief. I feel the pain of her family's loss... and of those who had known her.. Hence, the silence on this blog... coz yet again, i have no answers, no words.. just a deep silence that resonates around me... while the world buzzes on..

Krishna. N. C. said...

My Dear Solitaire,
I so very well understand your pain...Rest assured Your Beloved Elly is at a better place in Heaven in Lord's Arms and all i could do is pray for her beautiful soul's peace and happiness...And my humble prayers for Her family and loved ones too :)
May The Lord bless every soul who is related to her.
And dear solitaire, i offer you my love and a tight hug saying that do continue with your life, bask in her sweet memories, be all that she wanted you to be and dont lose that precious smile :)) I am sure Elly also wants the same.
With you in your pain and joy.
God bless you my shining star:)

solitaire said...

Thank you, Krishna, once again for yr kind words and encouragement :-)