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    Yesterday, I learned an old friend took his own life. He was a brilliant soul who lived intensely and gave of himself generously to our country and to his friends. He was so encouraging of my photography and grew himself a garden just to take his own photos of butterflies. I just can't get my head around the pain he must have felt.

    I couldn't think of anything more expressive of my sadness than what you see written here on my face.

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    1. E.Caves 26 months ago | reply

      I'm so sorry to read about your friend, my condolences. You have expressed your emotions well in this portrait, just so stunning, your beauty radiates.

    2. '-. EmGee Customz .-' Y Change !! 26 months ago | reply

      Sad 4 Your Loss, Yet Beautifully Taken ***********

    3. BLACK EYED SUZY 26 months ago | reply

      Girl, so sorry I was not around and it took me so long to comment on this. Its an amazing shot! Very powerful, but calming and peaceful as well. Very fitting for the emotions I am sure you are feeling. I am glad you chose to honor him in this way, sure he is smiling down on you :)

    4. _eWalter_ 26 months ago | reply

      very sorry for your loss my friend, the image speaks volumes.......touching tribute

    5. Urban Muser 26 months ago | reply

      Hi Stephanie, I hope it's OK that I chose this beautiful photo to feature on Mortal Muses: Life in Black & White yesterday. Thank you for musing with us.

    6. Loveleeokc (Lhlove3) 26 months ago | reply

      Such a juxtaposition of a beautiful portrait in such a sad moment. So sorry for your friend.

    7. E.Caves 26 months ago | reply

      Congratulations you have been featured on iPhoneogenic's Top 29 For February 2012 wp.me/p2eEtF-3E

    8. -eelnej- 26 months ago | reply

      I'm so sorry Stephanie.

    9. zinnia2012 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful emotional capture.
      "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly."
      Richard Bach

    10. Dan Hamp 26 months ago | reply

      So sorry to hear about this. :( Hope you are dealing with your sadness.

    11. Jeremy Stockwell 26 months ago | reply

      Lovely self portrait.

      So sorry for your loss.

      I think it's important to document the good times and the sad times.

    12. Ironmonger 25 months ago | reply

      A Candles Light to Your Friend

      A candles light to remember its flicker to remind
      to wonder why fate would seem so unkind
      age never those past are the visions we see
      and can only wonder what their life would then be
      we must try to live each day for them with that wish to have done more
      we hold to such thoughts as though they will walk thought a door
      a candle will always burn bright as they once lit up your heart
      and forever will they walk at your side and of you always be a part
      the candle is a symbol to a light that once burned
      as would a remembered voice that that would have your head turned
      a whisper in a breeze will be sounds touch from their dream
      the candles flicker a sign that close to the light they have been
      fear not then for them for their world has no pain
      as they would wish to you say i am not far, and from your memory never wane

      poem by ironmonger

    13. erglis_m (Mick) 25 months ago | reply

      A wonderful poem, thank you for shareing it. I find comfort in your poem, as I lost a family member today. :o(

    14. Ironmonger 25 months ago | reply

      a poem has its way to find the moment

    15. Stephanie Roberts 24 months ago | reply

      Ironmonger, I'm sorry I didn't thank you. Thank you for the touching tribute through poetry.

    16. Ironmonger 24 months ago | reply

      it is a poem i find comfort in and hope things are a little easier in your life

      Robin

    17. Urban Muser 24 months ago | reply

      stephanie, i just saw the piece on iphoneogenic. really lovely.

    18. Stephanie Roberts 24 months ago | reply

      Thank you, Robin. I appreciate your kindness.

      Christy, I really appreciate your support. What a great opportunity to get to share.

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