i haven't played with textures in a while, so
this friendly poppy is from a week ago, the day before easter i believe.
i can't believe what all has transpired this week. it has been a week of heartache, courage, and some renewal.
by now, you know of the devastation that has struck alabama, as well as other states in the path of the wednesday storms. while we are no strangers to the fury that is tornado season, this system of storms hit such populated areas that is was impossible to get out of the path. heartbreaking stories - stories of courage - stories of survival - stories of the lowest of low (looters) - and stories of generosity. it will be a while before we dig out of this, but i know we will.
on the same day, my uncle passed away unrelated to the storm and a couple hundred miles away. it was expected, he was 86. sitting at the funeral yesterday, we laughed and we cried. his daughters spoke of his values and his life - memories flooded over me of time spent at their house in the summer. i will say, the playing of taps on the bugle and the flag presentation ceremony shook me to tears. my uncle fought in ww2 and the flag was presented to his son who fought in vietnam.
today on my ipod - heavenly day (patty griffin), rise up (diane birch), hello it's me (todd rundgren), hey leonardo (blessid union of souls), how come (ray lamontagne), hideway (the weepies), hold my hand (hootie & the blowfish), hold on you (jeff bridges), the honey tree (mostar driving club), songbird (eva cassidy)