Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sometimes . . .

Sometimes stuff saddens me.
Today I searched for information from our region about International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women. I mulled what to post, what not to post. Sigh . . .
Sometimes you just don't feel like posting anything.
Sometimes sad news comes, like this afternoon, when Patty informed us that Abraham Lincoln was taken to the hospital with a collapsed lung. Abe, the Ohio blogging friend and mentor of all, the no-holds-barred commenter, hardly able to breathe? Such shock, as if he were kith and kin.
Then I did in fact recall the long-suppressed childhood memories of my mother with her collapsed lung struggling for enough air, opening the back door of our Chicago apartment, hoping the freezing wind would give her one good deep breath.
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So friends, when we look up at the sky and breathe in the sky-air deeply and easily, let us give thanks and not take it for granted.
Be well, Abraham. You have so many friends out here.
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Other, hopefully more cheerful words and photos for letter S are over at ABC Wednesday.

27 comments:

JC said...

Thanks for letting me know about Abe. He was so sweet to encourage me when I posted Skywatch pics. I'm sure he will recover well. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If so have a Happy Thanksgiving. I was reading earlier how many times (32) the word thanksgiving is in the Bible.

bobbie said...

I had not heard this. Thanks for telling us. He will be in our prayers

Catherine said...

Strange, Dina, how we manage to be bond with persons we haven't even seen for real once in our life. I have the impression that I know personally many of you.

babooshka said...

Abe's advice on just about everything is invaluable. He has always been an ardent supporter of my blog and for that will always be eternally grateful. This is a very thoughtful post. S for selfless.

Rambling Woods said...

I did see that and I am hoping that Abe feels better soon. Lung problems are very scary ....

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Suzanne said...

Dina,
This is a beautiful post filled with sadness, yes but life is that way sometimes. I hope that Abe will be well soon. Each breath that we take is a gift. Ruah.

photowannabe said...

Yes thanks for the info on Abraham too. I think he is special to so many of us in the blogging world.
Shalom to you.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i know how you feel - abe has been a great inspiration in the blogging world

the weather's hot where you are too - it's just warm enough to feel comfortable here, but i wish it would rain...

Dina said...

Hello Dina.
Snap
Now this is strange! I will add a number 2 to mine, because they both show up as the same......
I have always wanted to go to Jerusalem, so I will come back later and have a look and read of your blog.....

RuneE said...

A good S if ever I saw one!

PS Thank you for the comments - I ought to have known the Greek alphabet systematically since virtually all constants and such things are Greek letters, but you know how it is...

Dina said...

When i was at school, no one else had the same name as me.
I will change it when i find out how to.
Nice to meet you any way....
and snap again I am in my fifties...
My father was Polish he was born in Warsaw....

Meead S. said...

Thanks for letting us know about him. I pray for him as well.

Bear Naked said...

Thank you for posting about Abe.
I have added him to my prayer list.

Bear((( )))

spacedlaw said...

Such a sad S... It is a terrible condition too.

mommanator said...

I have always said it truly must be scary not to be able to breathe and am alwys thankful for the life giving presence of the Lord to sustain us!

Dina ... UK said...

There you go Dina.....
Just! don't move to the UK....

kjpweb said...

Hope he'll be alright!
Klaus

splummer said...

Hi!
I checked out Abe's blog from your link. It's a very nice blog. I hope you friend is well onto mending and feeling better. Take Care!!

Sherrie

Cloudia said...

Yes. Sometimes the "ache" returns like a beggar to our door. Then we ask it in and give it a cup of tea - then go about our day-
We are all wishing A.L. well. Yes, isn;t it strange & wonderful how close we get through sharing our words & images? I'm hooked.
Aloha to you, Dina; and to all of our web pals!

Dragonstar said...

This is a sweet post. Blogging brings friends we may never meet, but who have a great impact on us just the same. Thank you for this, on behalf of the whole ABC team.

Thanks also for your kind visit to my post. Oh, it would be wonderful to hatch a dragon - but then I wouldn't have the egg any more, and that would be a shame!

Petrea said...

I didn't know this about Abe, Dina. Thanks for letting us know.

A breath of air. Try not to take one. It's impossible. It's a panic. I'll think of him and wish him serenity.

Sally said...

A touching post.

Pretty Me!! said...

My heartfelt wishes to your friend :)

Maria said...

Oh Dina, this is really sad news! Thanks to letting me know about Abe! Hope he will recover soon!
My mother also has severe lung problems and lives with a hideous lung disease (pulmonary fibrosis) already for 20 years, thanks to modern medicine. But I have her heavy caughing and her sad look in the eyes when she was afraid of death always on my mind. Last year she got a new treatment (from young doctors!) and now she is so much better!
Thank you for reminding me. I is also good to feel these sad emotions too, from time to time.

Pietro said...

You're right, Dina: sometimes one doesn't feel like posting anything, because one is sad, or tired, or there is a bad piece of news difficult to absorb.
Have a nice day.

ichandrae said...

beautiful Dina.

I am sending healing thoughts to your blogger friend.

This is a beautiful presentation and a beautiful sky wish to breathe that next breath that we so often take for granted.

Iam sorry that your mother had this problem. It must be a difficult symptom to live with-laboured breathing.

shalom

The Tile Lady said...

I am so sorry to hear this about Abraham Lincoln...I hadn't been on his site lately and did not know. He will be in my prayers!

Marie