Sunday, June 6, 2010

After a short time in hospice, my mother passed away yesterday, peacefully, as I sat with her. Deadlines and blogs are set aside for a few days.


  1. My condolences, sir. Take your time. We'll be here.

  2. Wishing you all the best, Thom, during this time.

  3. requiescat in pacem

  4. I am so sorry to hear that. My mother died last year and it threw me completely off track. I wish you all the best, a lot of energy for those days to come.
    Take your time.

  5. sorry to hear of thr loss of your mother--our hopes & prayers are with you & your family--charlie

  6. Oh! I'm so sorry to hear this, and I hope it was a comfort to you to be there with her. Thank you for bringing us so much cheer through Kelly.

  7. Steven, thank you. I appreciate your cyber friendship.

    Mike, thank you so much.

    hybridelephant--much appreciated

    Anonymous--I'm sorry for your loss too. Thanks for your wishes.

    charlie--thanks for your continuous support.

    shannon--it actually was a comfort, as I will be sharing on The Pictorial Arts blog. Thank you for appreciating the Kelly cheer.

  8. I was thinking about you and your loss at work, and a quote from Kelly came to mind:

    "(F)or my mother, who went her way this year hoping to join some old friends, leaving word to "come gently on", here's one for the road:

    A song not for Now
    You need not put stay...
    A tune for the Was
    Can be sung for Today...
    The notes of the Does-not
    Will sound as the Does...
    Today you can sing
    For the Will-be that was."

  9. Just like with the memory of Kelly, I'm sure the memory of good times with your mum will live on in your life. Take care of yourself at this hard time. Best wishes from a fan in the UK

  10. Losing a mom. Damn. I'm so sorry. -- Mykal