Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gulf Coast Dreaming

B. D. Gulledge : I used to sit on the banks with a raft and watch the water roll lazily by. One day I pushed my raft into the shallows of the water and found the water moved swifter than I thought. My raft was actually a boat. Then, after some time, I rowed my little boat into deeper water. There were great storms, mighty winds, tremendous waves, and sometimes I felt so alone. But I have noticed my little rowboat is now a mighty ship manned by my friends and loved ones; and beautiful calm seas, warm sunny days, and nights filled with comfortable dreams always double after a storm. Now, I could never go back and sit on the bank. In fact, I search for deeper water. Such is life when lived.

I am sad and my prayers go out the the family of actress Natasha Richardson and her children.

14 comments:

Carolynn said...

This is a wonderful quote and a very timely one for me right now. Thanks for sharing it.

Char said...

she was just luminous and beautiful ... how very sad is her passing. death is tragic, especially at such a young age.

Cloudia said...

Very well done, Yo!
Aloha, friend.
I too post about water on thursday...

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Beautiful quote and photo, Yolanda.

SandyCarlson said...

I was saddened, too. Such a shame.

Thanks for this beautiful, perfect passage and quote.

karen said...

You always find the most lovely words to share with us, thanks Yolanda x

Connie said...

Beautiful tribute!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful photograph and quote.

Cedar ... said...

Lovely words. So descriptive. Thank you Yolanda. RE: Natasha, I actually shed tears for Liam and their children. They appeared to be such a loving family. Too soon ended.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It is a very sad loss.

Sara said...

Beautiful words and tribute to Natasha Richardson. Such a sad event.

Amy said...

What a beautiful and meaningful passage!

Yes, I, too, was saddened by Natasha's passing. She was half of a celebrity marriage that actually worked, and it's so sad fro her husband and sons.

tipper said...

An amazing passage you've shared. It takes lots of courage to leave the bank.

Marg said...

I remembered her passing, and I love that quote. Life can just pass us by if we don't sometimes stop, pause and reflect.