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It is a blessed thing to wake laughing, to greet the dawn with a smile instead of a sigh.

It is twice blessed to be able to laugh at a wake.

The ladies, that being Shirlee's daughters Lydia and Deirdre, sisters-in-law Nancy and Sarah, sister Corky, and assorted other friends and relations, decided the appropriate way to bid Shirlee farewell would be to raid her supply of vintage dresses and hats. They spent the morning before the memorial service deciding which purple dress and flaming red hat each would wear. Now this assemblage of ladies encompassed a thirty year plus age span and a variety of shapes and sizes. Yet they each managed to find precisely the right style and size of dress and hat to suit the wearer. It really was amazing to see.

The world is a zanier place for Shirlee having lived in it and a sadder one for her having left it.

We wept and we laughed all at once.

The Father above wept and laughed with us.


2012-094 Morning dew by pearwood

Morning Dew - March 2012

When the morning sings for sheer joy.

Along the path from the parking lot at work.

Yashica-D TLR with 2x closeup adapter
Kodak TMax 400 120 roll film
Epson Perfection V500 Photo scanner

Today's prompt from writealm.com/april-prompts/
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"The Father above wept and laughed with us."

One of the best lines I've heard from you.  A good image to keep in our heads and hearts.


(catching up on some old posts....)
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pearwood Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.  These are on my blog, too.
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Observer14 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah.  I've seen them here and on the Tryon list, but I don't know if I checked through the blog.  Will have to check.
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keight Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Which is as it should be. :heart:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen. :heart:
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meeden Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
amazing she was in your live and wonderful! :butterfly:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
For sooth. :rose:
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have interpreted the prompts well - but there does seem to be a strong ... coincidence ... for your circumstances.
Some things remind us that God is not as far as we sometimes might feel - if we will stop and listen, and look.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Twist Amanda's words?  Who?  Me?  :)

I follow a couple other writers who use the prompts.  It's fascinating to we where each other goes with them.  Check the #writealm hashtag on Twitter.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's how to leave.. with a smile
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