Monday, September 11, 2006

Gone But Not Forgotten

As most of you know, I started this blog in June after learning that my friend Kim had died suddenly and unexpectedly. The first two entries were about her death but I haven’t written anything about her since then. I have refrained from doing so because I didn’t want to make this a depressing place to read. It’s been almost three months since she passed away and not a day goes by that I don’t think about her and miss her. Her name is still saved in my cell phone and email contact lists. I often come across it when I’m scrolling through looking for a contact but I just can’t bring myself to delete her.

My thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001.


Anonymous said...

I love you.
Your husband.

prestonsgirl said...

that was nice! :o)

teresa said...

Very nice, Carri. I'm greatful to have you as a friend.

Carri said...

And I'm grateful for all of you!
And I love y'all, too.

Paul said...

Good morning Carri, I related to your comment about 'not deleting Kim's name from your cell phone' I can't do it either. things that were formerly of little meaning, evoke a strong emotion when a loved one has left us. Jamies worn out riding crop she used to train her horse with has become one of those things I hang on to in addition to her name in my cell..It's seems, no matter how small a piece, we try to hang on to as much of someone we love and care for as we have control over, because their are so many things we don't have control over...The rest we have to trust to God...I don't how people who have no faith survive these deep emotional wounds..Give everybody a hug for me and an extra big one for yourself.

Carri said...

I can only imagine how much the loss of a child hurts. I know where you get your strength from.
I love you.

Paul said...

I love you too...I just read your new blog on the shoes. It reminded me of one of my high school English teachers various methods of making us exercize our grey matter (really it was grey 'goo'.)

He would give us absurd subjects to write on. One I vividly remember, because it was so ridiculous. We had to write a composition on "Why I have four feet of hair growing out of my right ear" Like, where do you start with such a subject???--but I believe you would have done just fine.

We are only creative in the sense that we are able to take all the things God has created and mix, match and borrow, to come up with new things that we call our creations..

If we were born into a blank void with a genius intellectual capacity but so to speak, "ability only" but no internal information--a blank slate if you will, what would we create from "nothing" or without reference points. I think that slate would stay "blank" evem for the most gifted among us..

Nothing sharpens your "writing" skills like reading and writing as often as you can find time. In the Bio's of most successful writer's there seems to be one thing in common--they set aside a large part of their day to write whether they feel like it or not. That would make you wonder how you can write "good stuff" every day--well you can't!

I watched an interview with the most famous mandolin maker in Texas. He made thousands of great mandolins but when the interviewer asked him if he ever made any bad ones, instead of answering, he opened the door to a large room and it was filled with hundreds of his rejects.

Carri.. your writing is always uplifting and always takes the 'high' ground instead of the 'low' crude negative style, whether your writing humor or something touching.

It does't take talent to go the low route--someone can annouce they are going to eat a fresh cow patty in public and there is a "howard stern" type mentallity out there that will pay to see it... The larger audience wants real talent, thank God.

I believe the day will come when you can go back to school and devote a professional amount of time to your talent as a 'great' communicator--you are truely blessed. Keep it up ..Love ya..paul