for my second mom with all my love by BettinaSchwarz

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today … we got the news …
the tests have come back …
and yes … we knew … we knew before the tests were done …
but now we have been told.
it is so.
the lump …
and in a whirlwind of a moment life has changed – everything has changed – everything is upside down and inside out – the feelings are huge and profound and roll along like an avalanche – yet inside is an echoing, gaping hollow void, empty of anything! devoid and black, deafening with the silence yet a million voices scream and the mind chatter makes no rational sense … the mix-up and confusions … yet … somehow … everything is numb …
we look at each other, we look closely to see … do you look any different … do I? … can you see? …
… how strange … all looks the same … your hands, your hair, your skin … we look around … and everything is as we left it … all is still in place … just like just a few short moments ago … all is the same …
but we look at each other again …
meet each other’s gaze …

and …
in each other’s eyes we see … the whole world has changed …

PS it is a dear friend’s mum we are speaking about here, and both have grown to mean so much to me over the many years that our lives have touched … and so I tried to write … write for my friend

Featured in Art For charity 04.04.2009 What an honour!

All proceeds from sales of this image to be donated to Cancer Research UK

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 6 years ago

    lovely work:)

  • thank you kindly, Marsbub

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful image and detail. You both take care. x

  • thank you Karen … you’re very kind xx

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 6 years ago

    Im happy for you to Bmail if you ever feel the need. : )

  • you’re an angel

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtalmost 6 years ago

    Very beautiful, lovely capture!

  • thank you Jens … these rose bushes are out in the public front garden of an care-home … two elderly ladies came out as they were on their way down to the shops … they thought I’d gone slightly mad, playing in the flowerbeds, bags to one side … lol … The roses made for such irresistible subjects though!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • junebug076
    junebug076almost 6 years ago

    Simply Beautiful………….DJ:)

  • I’m glad you like her :) Thank you for your visit :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1almost 6 years ago

    lovely image and heartfelt writing …wishing you both all the best

  • That’s very kind of you Ding!!

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 6 years ago

    fabulous ,lovely;

  • thank you very much Scott :))

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Heps
    Hepsalmost 6 years ago

    Oh, just beautiful and the poem! I would like to ask you if I can print it for a friend who is busy with chemo at the moment?

  • Hello Taschja … that is so touching…
    … I will BubbleMail you this evening, yes?

    – BettinaSchwarz

  • Heps
    Hepsalmost 6 years ago

    Yes, thank you!

  • mindym306
    mindym306almost 6 years ago

    Beautiful work, and congrats on the feature!!!!

  • :)) thanks so much Mindy :)

    – BettinaSchwarz

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