The Salton Sea - California
Words can't describe the emotions of todays events. The lost angeles flickr group headed out on a meet toward the salton sea. this marked the second adventure to this desolate wasteland. I needed a mini vacation from life and all the events going on. My grandmother has been suffering from dementia for the past year. She has fought long and hard but i got the word on thursday that she only had about 24 hours to live. Friday came and went without any word of her status. I held on to the last bit of hope i could muster that maybe she could hold on just alittle longer. While out toward the sea i got the call from my mother that my grandma had past. A wave of emotion ran over me but i knew i had to be strong for my mom. My grandma lived a long and eventful life touching the hearts of everyone she ever came across. While im heartbroken over the news my brother said it best when he said when she goes it will be sad but not a time to morn. she lived a long and fruitful life and even got to see 3 generations of her family grow. I miss her terribly but i take great solace that she is no longer suffering and is finally at peace. I could not think of a better place to be with the emotions that was feeling. The sea is tranquil and empty, a vast wasteland where the world is harsh and unforgiving. It fit my mood perfectly for the moment. Im sorry to anyone that i didn't make an effort to talk to or maybe was even a bit rude to. I wasn't in up beat spirits all day. Thank you though to all my flickr friends for the escape from reality for a bit i really needed it. My grandmother was one of the most amazing people i have ever known she is someone who will never be forgotten and always have a special place in my heart.