You can shed tears that she is gone,
Or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her and only that she is gone,
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what Mum would have wanted:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

I’m a Scottish Photographer, Painter and Digital Artist that specializes in Landscapes, Nature, Sunlight and Color.

Tuition at Glasgow School of Art has helped me capture and share my translations of nature’s soul via visual representations of light and color.

What is more inspiring and humbling than watching the sky break like an egg into a full sunset as the water catches fire below it.

Enjoy and Immerse.

David Alexander Elder

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  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago

    Wonderful . . . beautifully written!!!

  • Thanks

    – David Alexander Elder

  • biddumy
    biddumyover 2 years ago
    Beautiful and thoughtful words!!!
  • Thanks

    – David Alexander Elder

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 2 years ago

    so full of love, hope and wisdom ~ did you write this David? whoever did, knows the way of love very well ~ xx

  • Thanks Linda, not mine but inspired words.

    – David Alexander Elder

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful wise words David & a great tribute.

  • Thanks Michael

    – David Alexander Elder

  • MardiGCalero
    MardiGCaleroover 2 years ago

    Beautifully written David, A wonderful poem ..!!

  • Thanks

    – David Alexander Elder

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