by Naomi on July 27, 2010

in Bulletin Board, Inspiration

Clouds sometimes obscure the sun.

CLOUDS ACROSS THE SUN - Welgevonden Game Reserve, Waterberg, South Africa

As we pause our game drive to consult the map, I glance up and notice the sky. My thoughts flicker to the most generous man I’ve known, bar none. For a moment I smell roses, but they’re nowhere around. It’s the sweetness of his memory, which chases the evening chill from my cheeks. Despite dreadful injury at the hand of a nameless criminal, his coma was characterized by complete peace. The gabbering of guinea fowl reminds me where I am. Although I taste tears, they do not fall. Instead, I smile. Charlie Baty, beloved friend, your Sunbeam Soul lights our way forever.

Quotes to consider:

“Tears are words the heart can’t express” – Unknown

“Sorrow is tranquillity remembered in emotion.” – Dorothy Parker

“He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than remember me and cry.” – Unknown

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy MacLeod July 27, 2010 at 9:11 pm



Naomi July 28, 2010 at 7:14 am

Thank you, Amy 🙂


Janet August 14, 2010 at 5:01 am

Thanks, Naomi! That is a beautiful tribute to my Dad – I am his eldest daughter!
Janet Hunt


Naomi August 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

You’re most welcome, Janet. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment.

Our thoughts are with you all, with lots of love,



Jenny Davidson August 21, 2010 at 2:35 am

What a wonderful tribute to Dad – thanks so much for sharing that with us, Naomi! We so appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Jenny – 2nd daughter.


Naomi August 21, 2010 at 6:35 am

Our great pleasure, Jenny. It was such a privilege to know your parents. Thank you for your message, deeply appreciated.

Much love from us both, to all of you,



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