Monday, August 17, 2009

Sad remembrance

It's been already one year today since my husband was stricken with a fatal stroke. He was so strong that he hung on one week before succombing; his heart was last to go, so strong it was.

This is a photo of a glass of Serbian brandy in his honor.

21 comments:

Virginia said...

May I be the first to say I remember your email and felt so very fortunate that you wanted to share your sadness with me. I do lift a toast to your dear, dear husband on this day. A beautiful image so very fitting for your feelings and all of ours for you our dear Bibi.
Much love,
V

Lynette said...

In the City Daily Photo portal, I saw your photo and thought, "How romantic." Little did I realize your reason for taking the photo and posting it. I have to believe, though, that the two of you had a bountiful portion of romance in your life together. I too am a widow--I've been once since 1983 when I was 35. Thank you for one of my favorite ever City Daily photos.

Mim said...

This is a beautiful photograph - with a poignant touch - I remember reading about your husband initially, and the feeling I got when reading your post - hard to think it was a year ago. I'm sure his heart was full of love also...

Paty said...

i´m so sorry about your husband. i thought in the firsthand that was a very romantic photo too. it´s a beautiful photo and so full of meaning.

soulbrush said...

i too remember that day, how could a whole year have passed? sigh....thoughts of you today.

B SQUARED said...

My deepest sympathies go out to you.

Thérèse said...

You are in my thoughts Bibi.

marley said...

Thinking of you today Bibi. I'll be raising a glass.

Misfit in Paradise said...

A lovely photo - a lovely remembrance.

Shadow said...

Bibi, my heart aches for you. My thoughts are with you today.

Snapper said...

The photo is strikingly beautiful and the text is brave and honest. Be strong and live well. Kind regards from Gabriola, Canada.

Juliette said...

A beautiful, moving image. I toast you and wish you strength and happiness with your wonderful children, a loving reflection of you both.

Yoork said...

Beautiful.

Alexa said...

This image is both sad and beautiful. I'll offer a toast to both of you, and the love you shared.

Cristóbal said...

That's a beautiful photo. May your husband's memory lives on forever :)

Virginia said...

Bibi,
I came back to read all the wonderful thoughts here. I hope you have found solace with the wonderful blog friends that have grown to love you this year.
Much love to you and your family,
V

Kirby3131 said...

What a beautiful way to remember.

LA / nodecaf said...

Thank you for being strong, and for sharing your passions, love and sorrows with us on this long road.

Kim said...

You do him great honor with such a perfect and lovely photo of remembrance. The gradation of color from sky to hills, the bokeh of glimmering light, the distortions and concentration of colors in the beautiful glass, its golden rim and the warm amber brandy, all speak of a long love, stronger than absence, and always in your heart. Such a dear man.
-Kim

Ed said...

Though most of my pictures of your late husband remain only in my memory, the snifter of Шљивовица seems appropriate. Here's to you Ivanja!

EdK

'Tsuki said...

I'm sorry for your lost. I hope the pain is less strong nowadays.

You composed a beautiful and vibrant hommage. Thanks for sharing it.