Friday, March 21, 2008

Saying Goodbye to a Friend

A friend of ours is moving with her husband and kids to the northern part of the state. Her husband has a new job and many new and exciting opportunities await them. I understand - I have been there. All of the feelings that go along with change. Excitement for the new that awaits, but also sadness for what must be left behind. Before I made my move 4 1/2 years ago I was always envious when someone moved away. Then I had my turn and with it came the bad and the good. Now that I am happy where I am, I am not envious anymore. I am happy for the new that THEY will have, but sad that I will not see her and talk with her as much. We will email and stay in touch, but it will not be the same.

In the same breath that I am sad to see them go I have to remember that it is just a few hours away. So many of us who have been touched by cancer or illness have to say goodbye to many that we cannot call if we miss them or email them or read their blog!

I made this collage for my friend as she is a lover of art. We have had many discussions about art and art in schools or should I say the lack of art in schools in California. It is my approach at the Kelly Rae Roberts technique. I have made many new friends since arriving in California, she being one of them. I have kept many old friends from New York as well. I wish the same for her and that I will remain one of her "old friends".

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