for her everywhere

one year ago one of my best friends
was in the depths of chemotherapy treating breast cancer
I took a piece of tissue paper & fashioned it into a ribbon
for the month of October snapped daily photos of it
in unusual spots around my home and garden
then posted them in my sidebar each day
pink in blue

nothing monumental or earth shattering, even a little strange I suppose
but the moments spent taking varied photos I felt involved visually
it was my small way to honor her strength and courage
to meditate on Julie and so many others

afternoon color

365 days later
Julie is doing well
I look forward to sharing
a few of last year's photos along
with friends and our hostess Christina

28 comments:

Lucy Corrander said...

It's amazing how meditative photography can be. And I don't know why it is important to hold people consciously in our thoughts like this from time to time - but it is.

Very glad your fried Julie is doing well.

Lucy

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a thoughtful thing to do.

Country Girl said...

I hear you. Nice to wake up to something positive like this.

Liss said...

Oh I am so glad to hear Julie is doing well.

This is such a personal and creative thing you did with the pink tissue paper. I see this like, representing your friendship with Julie.

JFKlaver said...

What an inspirational story. Your photos are uplifting, beautiful, like those women undergoing challenging times with amazing courage.

Betsy said...

I remember this! I just started reading your blog at the time! So glad to hear she is doing well! :)

Christina said...

How beautiful to hear, that your friend Julie is doing well. She is in my thoughts today.
What a beautiful way to celebrate friendship.
I adore you~
xoxo

beth said...

what a dear friend you are and I'm so glad she is doing well....

smith kaich jones said...

Yes, yes to this. You are a wonderful friend. She is lucky to have you in her life. And so much yes, yes for her for doing well! Another yes! Good news to start the day. Thank you both.

:) Debi

margieandkath said...

you our dear friend, are just that, a dear friend.

nancy neva gagliano said...

for the love of our friends, and the love of our cameras~~both OFTEN rescue me. i was just saying that the camera pulled me up and out during the last week, changing introspection into a deeper, fuller breath of life. I so appreciate the ritual honoring and supporting your dear friend.

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

I remember this from last year. I'm so very happy to hear that Julie is doing well!

Meri said...

Quirky, hopeful, thoughtful, sweet. I'm so glad your beloved friend is doing well.

deb said...

How unique.
Tissue paper makes me think of gifts. joy. hope.
it is delicate and can be transformed with water or glue. It is the strength of our wishes.
Glad that your friend is well.
You gift in so many ways Elk.

Char said...

beautiful tribute to a friend - I'm so glad she is doing and recovering well.

Caroline said...

How wonderful...such a beautiful way to be mindful.

SE'LAH... said...

such a beautiful post. glad she's doing well. i pray for her continued health.

thinking pink...

simply blogged said...

nice to hear she is doing well. beautiful post.

Mrs. E said...

So beautiful, Elk. I'm glad she is doing so well!

sherri said...

A lovely capture. The colors and message...all very nice.

beth said...

I am glad your friend is well. . .my mom was a breast cancer survivor for 17 years!
your photos are like little works of art for cancer awareness . . .awesome!

Bridge said...

i have a friend battling breast cancer right now. we are all pulling for her. its a long journey from this standpoint. your a good friend.

me.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww very nice. a terror that sits behind all our minds. wonderful that you would honor her struggle and celebrate her life a year later.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I am so glad Julie is doing well...I look forward to every Thursday. I'm heading over to check out Christina's blog.

Kimmie said...

amazing! I'm glad she's doing well ....

spread your wings said...

i remember you doing this. it was a sweet way of remembering your friend and i am so glad to hear she is doing well.

sherry ♥ lee said...

Beautiful photographs of a beautiful project!

patty said...

awesome shots