Saturday, December 15, 2012

D.C. shelter



I had a post figured out... a paper cut to show,
but the news we had yesterday 
about a horrible shooting at an elementary school 
that I really can't bear to hear fully, has given
me a revised perspective on this weekends theme Shelter.
Dear Renilde picked a wonderfully synchronistic theme and
her words this week ring true except that I would add
The only lasting shelter we have in this world is love.

10 comments:

  1. Dear Kristen you spoke true words. I heard it yestetday evening and had to change the channel, because I couldn't stand it. Especially ( and of course always) at this time of the year! They might had presents and plans for the christmas holidays and then? Everything gone....
    It' s so terrible!
    Barbara

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  2. thanks for your words Kristen, you are so right, love is a lasting shelter indeed, knowing that kind of love is the only thing protecting us from losing our mind especially in situations like these, thank you so much for reminding us,xx

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  3. Oh Kristen, this picture is so beautiful. It's the most possible contrast to those horrible news, which I couldn't stand to watch fully, either. Still hope, love will finally prevail, but sometimes it's hard to imagine when switching through the news...
    I have to admit, this picture makes me feel a bit blue, too, due to the fact that I'm living alone. 'Cause this is what I'm sometimes longing for: keeping or being kept by someone. I once had that, so I know what present that is...
    Best wishes!

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  4. loving the picture you show
    and yes, that horrible shooting
    is on our minds too
    we talked about it this morning
    with our kids
    who can't image somebody
    does a thing like that
    strange world we live in
    holding, care for and loving
    THE best things there are

    love
    Patrice A.
    x

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  5. Dear Kristen,
    '(...) Love, sister its just a kiss away (...)' Rolling Stones, Gimme Shelter, 1969

    Beautiful picture. Lovely. True words.

    Love
    x Ariane.

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  6. i'm sorry for such terrible news. it does lend yet another dimension to the meaning of shelter. i hate news like that, it does stop people in their tracks, and it does make us think. and ponder.
    yes. oh yes. love.
    n♥

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  7. All our hearts have been broken I think, by this tragedy which - as you so aptly say - I can't bear to hear fully. Love is the only thing that matters, and how we need it now, now, now. So I wish you the comfort of the shelter of those you love, dear Kristen. -sus

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  8. very touching, your picture is just right. and it is a beautiful expression of shelter.
    So sorry for this.
    x Stefanie

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  9. yes, touching - your words and your picture!
    mano

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  10. K, i know exactly what you mean. ! Still so mixed up from the news.
    Xo beautiful sheltering arms of your children. Lots of safety and love .

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