Saturday, 6 August 2011

For Claire and Sarah

Claire is a friend of mine, and Sarah is her sister.
Sarah passed away recently and was laid to rest yesterday.

I was thinking about them both and a couple of songs kept running round my mind. Firstly was the old nursery rhyme:

"Row, row , row your boat
Gently down the Stream,
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream"

secondly were some lines from a Stevie Wonder song:
"You are the Sunshine of my Life, forever you'll be in my heart"

I liked the idea of flowers being placed on the water and travelling gently down the stream.  So my flowers are the colour of Sunshine...

For Claire and Sarah, in memory of a life shared, in memory of happier times.
Until the sun shines on your reunion..

Gently Down the Stream


  1. I'm so sorry for your friend. These flowers are a wonderful tribute to her sister. Beautifully painted, from lovely thoughts.

  2. A very fitting tribute Pat...I guess we are all travelling down that river, some quicker than others.

  3. My heart goes out to Sarah, I'm sorry
    yours is a sweet thought.....

  4. Sorry for the loss of your girlfriend's sister. The flowers in water is a beautiful tribute to her. Also very nice painted.

  5. Sorry to hear of your loss Pat. What a lovely painting this is to show your thoughts.

  6. What a nice thought for your friend and her sister..
    That is the hardest loss of all, losing someone close and all that's left are memories . They stay always. so make good ones... .BJ

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's sister. The painting is beautiful as is your explanation of how it was born. Marie

  8. Pat, I am So sorry for Claire's loss. The painting you have done as a tribute is wonderful - so very full of life.

  9. A lovely tribute, Pat. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of a friend.

  10. Pat please pass on our condolences to your friend at such a sad time,
    Its a beautiful tribute to her.
    Love George and Jan xxx

  11. What a lovely tribute Pat. Losing a sibling is absolutely awful but the memories are always with you.

  12. A sweet lovely tribute to a friend...hugs, Arianna!

  13. Pat
    What a beautiful tribute to your friend... I am so sorry for her loss...
    Thank you for visitng and your kind thoughts.

  14. That is lovely...a perfect gift!

  15. A beautiful painting and a lovely tribute. My condolences to your friend

  16. Thanks everyone xx

    I am sure when Claire gets to read your comments, she will be greatly touched by your compassion xx

  17. A touching post and a lovely tribute.

  18. Cuánto lo siento Pat, espero que pronto superen la perdida, veo un homenaje muy bello en tus flores, un abrazo afectuoso para ti y tu amigo Claire.

    I'm sorry Pat, I hope soon exceed the loss, I see a very beautiful tribute to your flowers, a big hug for you and your friend Claire

  19. I'm sorry for your loss and your friend's loss. You have expressed beautiful thoughts and have created a beautiful painting.

  20. Sorry for the loss of your friend's sister. Painting flowers is a very compassionate way of paying a tribute to your friend. Lovely painting.

  21. So sorry, Pat! We are never prepared for losing a friend. You did a beautiful tribute to her, very sensitive. Kisses and hugs.

  22. A beautiful tribute Pat
    His kindness is great.
    big hug


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