Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Challenge #114 "Stars

It has been some time since I have posted and much has happened.  The worst and foremost being the bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon, Monday April 15th.  I live in the city and can see the finish line from my condo so I usually don't put myself in the middle of the crowds, as I prefer to walk a city street unchallenged.  Boston has been transformed overnight and my heart now understands just a little bit better how New York felt after 9/11.

With this challenge of Stars my mind goes to those that lost their lives and limbs in this twisted event and also to our "star" whom my family lost almost 2 years ago now, our son and brother, Austin, who lost his life to Leukemia in May 2011 at the age of 24.  I know what it is like to loose someone you love very quickly and thinking prior to this, that nothing like this would never happen to us. Sometimes it does.

Feathers, CO2 (my stars)

In the aftermath of the bombing on Tuesday our youngest son, Dylan joined my husband, dog and I on a walk along the Esplanade to smell the blooming Magnolia trees and get away from the helicopters and sirens that now rule the city.  On our walk along the Charles River, with it's pleasant views and the comfort of being close to one another,  I had looked down twice as a feather was at the tip of my shoe.  Looking back, one was black the other white. Good and Evil?  We are birds of the same feather.  I see these feathers as messages from my departed son.  Be good to one another!


  1. god bless!
    very beautyfull entre

  2. Beautiful sentiment and tile.

  3. Thank you for sharing your (beautiful) thoughts. And you are so right, horrible things can (and sometimes will) happen to us too.
    So, let's celibrate life!!!
    Lovely feathers with a lovely message.

  4. What an amazing post! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the beautiful tile that came from the depths of your heart!

  5. I am so glad you can find beauty and inspiration during trying times. I'm tgankful that we all have Zentangle to help us. Your feathered tile is beautiful.

    I'm sorry that your world has been shaken so much lately. I'm also in MA but not in the city, and I'm still reeling from the week's events. It's always distressing when these things are closer up home--seeming more real.

    I think it's important to embrace those who are still with us and to focus on the good in the world. Hope is a powerful thing.

  6. Oh Debra, what a beautiful tile and a beautiful posting. I was thinking of you being in Boston. I'm glad that it's all over now and life can go on. Big hugs to you.