Saturday, 27 June 2009

Soundless Saturday No. 41

86 comments:

Ces said...

Oh boy! You have a way with Wordless Saturday Dearie!

I would actually like to donate my skeleton to a medical school so some handsome medical student can handle my bones.

rochambeau said...

I choose the little girl.

Hello Renee!
Hugs to you today.
I thought of you in the middle of the night. I prayed for you.

Love,
Constance

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Damn right! I'm an organ donor and I don't understand how people don't do it. Who the hell cares if you're already dead??

Sarah said...

Oh...wow..what a wonderful way to express that!!! Right to the heart my dear!

How are ya doing hon?? Am thinking of you, alot this week!! I'm on vacation for a week - whoo hoo!!

Love ya, Sarah

secret agent woman said...

That's a great ad. I don't understand people refusing to donate their organs.

Holly said...

too bad that having had cancer we can no longer be organ donors or donate blood.....

Ribbon said...

that's a very powerful advertisement...

it's something i have mixed feelings about and i don't really know why.
guess i should think it through.

great post.. thank you and best wishes Ribbon

lakeviewer said...

Oh, where did you find this? Just precious and poignant and to the point.

Cre8Tiva said...

hope you are doing okay...i miss you and am sending you warm healing energy every day...rebecca

glorv1 said...

Well I actually have decided to have direct cremation, no donating organs, no memorial, no nothing. At least that's what I have written down. Of course if I change my mind, then my choice would be the beautiful child.
Hope you are okay, have a great day.

Deborah said...

Hello my beloved Renee. Please stop by for a spot of tea with Alice today. But be warned, she is in quite a foul mood! **blows kisses** Deborah

Angela Recada said...

Good morning, dear Renee.

WOW! This is a powerful message, beautifully and simply delivered. Thank you for spreading the word!

xoxoxox
Angela

taylor said...

What a great eye-opener for many!!
I LOVE IT!!!

They're no use for me when I'm gone: save lives; study science; Find Cures!!

xoxo.
Taylor

Noreen said...

..........very powerful

javajune said...

Oh dear Renee, I'm speechless. I will be definitely be an organ donor.
Come on over to my place for the mad tea party, there are some incriminating pictures of you in... well of course I'm not going to tell you silly, you'll just have to see for yourself!
xo-jj

TheChicGeek said...

Powerful reminder. Thank you for helping to create an awareness for organ donation!
My sister is waiting for a liver transplant...The gift of life rather than death...it's something we should all really search our hearts about. We can make a difference.
Have a Wonderful Day, Renee!
xox

soulbrush said...

omg i am always 'carried away' when i come here. mine are definitely not going in the bin!!

Marie S said...

WOW!!! Impact statement or what??

I was pretty sure she would be happy there. She has a way of getting to people, thanks to Meta's incredible talent and magic.
Love you too Renee.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Dropping by to congratulate you on the You Make Me Smile Award presented to you by Lola.
Also Lola gave me your super Renee Award a while back.
I like your post about donations. They can have anything they want when I pop my clogs but it may not be working to full capacity as all of me is a bit past it's sell by date. I'm off to read some more. Nice to meet you - Eddie

Meghann LittleStudio said...

I stalk the treasuries. Though, considering they come due about once per day, I'm not that great at getting them, LOL.
I know a family whose daughter died - she helped SEVEN different people. Seven! Amazing! Talk about living forever (or at least almost forever) :)

Sherry Byrum said...

I am a donor! That is a powerful, profound ad!!
Blessings,
Sherry

Deborah said...

Renee, my friend and I have taken up one of your family's beloved expressions...no, not the F-bomb!! For shit's sake! Makes me giggle every time I say it! Love to you!
Deborah

glorv1 said...

Oh, of course prayer Renee. It's just a choice I made long ago. I pray to God for thanks every day, and when the time comes he will hopefully accept me. Take care.

Marie S said...

Thank you Renee. She is a special little girl, but all grandmas say that.
I just love this picture of her.

No what happens?? I am almost afraid to ask? LOL!!

Sarah said...

I like this-I will do something about it. I used to have a card but God knows where it went.
THat doormouse does like to get around. He loves pockets, they are one of his favourite places.Also it is nice for him to get away from MH as he is a bit of a bully.
xx

Marie S said...

Thanks Renee!! I think so!!

LOL!!
Out of practice???

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi again Renee
Thanks for your lovely comment.
I note you have breast cancer - very sorry to see this. My hafe has it as well, a mastectomy 12 years ago, Tamoxifen for 5 years, Chemo and Radio. OK for ages then Lympodaema, secondary to bones then on to Tamoxifen again - seems to be doing a good holding operation. Bless her cotton socks! We are a close family and it helps to deal with problems like this. Lola said you are a real lady - I can see that. God Bless - I'm signing up as a follower ~ Eddie

Deborah said...

I don't really need the dormouse back, as Meow-Meow brought me a new critter yesterday...a lovely naked green catepillar right to my feet in my office! **kisskiss**

yoborobo said...

WOW - what a great ad. Sometimes I wish I could work in advertisement, but then I think again. I'd have to sell stuff I don't like, and that would, uh, suck. :) Someone had on their 'thinking cap' when they came up with this.

I was thinking of you today, and hoping you are feeling well. And wishing I could bring you over some lemon cake and iced tea so we could chat. :) xoxo Pam

Woman in a Window said...

Simply powerful.

I posted my little business on my back door if you care to look. Hope you like.

Thanks for inspiring me, and I don't just mean with the poem. You, dear one.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi Renee
Just a quick reply.
Yes, my wife (spelled correctly that time) has secondary breast cancer so it is breast cancer in some bones - right shoulder, some ribs and part of neck. The Tamoxifen seems to be holding it at bay for now (thank God)and may do so for a while with two more drugs behind it. She is taking a drug (cannot remember what for now) to prevent Osteoperosis in the bones. Bye for now ~ Eddie

Sarah said...

I'll tell you what it is. They think they are so clever. They see the little dormouse who is sweet but simple and they just look down on him. I think they should have maybe gone to finishing school.
xx

A Palmer said...

Renee. Great visual and powerful reminder. I can't donate my organs, but I encourage others to do it through work. Love and hugs to you. Anne

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

oh my, that says soo much!

Gabrielle said...

You are absolutely and completely my hero!! I went to the doctor this past winter because of some soreness etc. The nurses eyes actually welled with tears when I described my symptoms. She informed me that I could likely have IBC. Tests and such were performed and mine turned out to be too much coffee, but the scare of it made me more aware of the fact that you cannot take a moment for granted, that we must live and be Human Beings and not always Human Doings. Thank you for your beautiful website, I will always keep you in my prayers!

Baino said...

Great ad! Mine are all donatable but I'm not sure anyone will want them by the time I've finished abusing them! The important thing is to let those you love KNOW that it's your wish to be a donor. It's a hard decision to take when the time comes so they need to be prepared.

kj said...

renee, i think this is the best and most effective ad i have ever seen. i'm a target audience: i don't think my organs are designated and they should be. so thanks.

hey! i got something lovely in the mail today. what wish(es) will i make with a magic mushroom that grants wishes....?

xoxo

sweetmango said...

oh very nice. I love a message that is direct, simple and hits you like a ton of bricks...this one is like a house falling on your head!
Happy Saturday Renee,
I lover you
xxsm

Sonia ;) said...

I have a donor card...Signed up right after my Dad died..The only thing he was able to donate was his corneas ...But he helped someone and that was selfless of him..
Girl wait till I email you my vavcay in middle of bum fuck egypt...OH man...Till tomorrow from middle of nowhere Texas...

Hugs and Loves..
Sonia xoxoxo

Chrisy said...

Powerful...one photo...a few words...perfect!

Deborah said...

Oh Renee, I have partied all day and consumes 6,233 points. My daily limit is 20. What to do!?! Sweet dreams, love.

kj said...

why the soreness?

yes, i'm super stoked. i feel for her right now because it's all so overwhelming, but i can't wait to see her in her new place. i miss her alot and it's only been one day. i told her someday we are renting a convertible and setting cruise control to winnipeg. we'll listen to the soundtrack from 'corrina corrina' and 'priscilla queen of the desert' and sing the whole way. we'll pull up in front of your house, hope there's time to meet wahid and your sisters and all three children and of course josephine, and then we will go out for hot fudge sundaes,maybe banana splits, and then do whatever from there.

that's the plan moon sister. and i'm sticking to it...

ha, the word verif is 'bankable'. that sounds comforting!

xo

The Stylish House said...

Recycle Yourself

For those who refuse to donate, realize someday you or your loved one may need an organ to stay alive then how will you feel?

Renee, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Cathy

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Right to the point, love your message!!

Also thank you for stopping by my Mad Tea Party :)
And yes, the name Angel is so beautiful that to both girls and boys can wear it the same.
Angelique is a beautiful name!!

Regards,
Vania

kj said...

renee, i don't think you told me but i'm not a bit surprised. i love almost every single song on the album. i dance wildly by myself. have you ever seen the movie 'sordid lives'? it's similiar and i'll bet you would love it too.

i did a tarot reading about you, renee, and guess what? no swords. no bad cards. i wasn't a bit surprised by that either.

sleep tight moon sister.

your lovin' pal,
kj

Brooke said...

Thank you for your sweet sweet comment on my blog. It made me smile ear to ear! :)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a powerful ad for organ donation! We are donors here:)

Hope you are having a great weekend!We have been snuggling under quilts watching movies and eating chocolate:)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Renee,

Lovely post.
I am an organ donor and hope one day, I might help another.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Carolyn

Sue said...

What an incredibly powerful message! Signing your licence to be an organ donor is so easy - and face it - painless.

Your Soundless Saturday this week is an image that I wish everyone could view.

Marie said...

wow, penetrating thought.

Natalie said...

Hi Renee,
Nice to meet you. Thanks for your lovely comment. I'm glad that you enjoyed my flights of fancy at the Mad Tea Party. I'm going to explore more of your blog now, looks very interesting.
Nat

Anairam said...

Yes, very true. I have filled in an organ donor form. But I only want to donate my organs if they can be used in an actual person, not for medical students to practice on. I know it sounds silly, because I will be dead, but I really do not like the idea of students making jokes about or manhandling my bits ...

A Cuban In London said...

I decided many years ago and it was the one on the right. Many thanks. I love your soundless Saturdays. I hope you have a good rest of the weekend.

Greetings from London.

thisisjoy1@yahoo.com said...

I am new to Blogging. I love your Blog name, and came to you through Tammy's Blog. (Countryfolkart.)

I believe you are making such a relevant difference.

You are such a Treasure.

Joy

Christina said...

Thank you for visiting my blog!

I'm an organ donor. I don't know how people could not be. If I'm no longer using them, maybe someone else can! :) As with wealth and possessions, you can't take them when you go.

You have a very lovely blog--I plan to come back!

Bailey said...

Thank you for your lovely comments Renee! :)

And I choose the little girl! Hooray for good citizenship!

Love Jade xox

KayEllen said...

Beautiful Blog!!!!

...so glad you could stop by for tea:)

We can go on the tea cup ride one more time?

Or just watch everyone else go on again and spin..until they get dizzy! lol

Such a pleasure to meet you!!!

I will be back to read some more of your world and blog...soon!!!!

Smiles,
kayellen

Coastal Sisters said...

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog...

I will keep you in my prayers...I have been where you are so I am sending you light and love,

LuLu~*xoxo

Ingrid Mida said...

Wow! What a provocative image.
I hope you are enjoying a lovely weekend Renee!

Daydreamer :) said...

Thanks for stopping by.
hUgs,
H :)

Jeanne said...

It's already on my license -- although I suspect the market for my organs decreases with each passing year.

bluemuf said...

Hi Renee, I'm so glad you dropped by to party with my girls.

I found your wordless Saturday very well done. I hope that everyone would consider being a donor.

Hugs to you,
Karen

dutchbaby said...

I checked the little box for organ donation on my first driver's license and have kept it up to date ever since. Sadly, as I get older, there are fewer and fewer body parts worth harvesting...

Thank you for this wonderful post; I arrived here via Cuban in London.

LW said...

Wow, if that does not send a message I do not know what will…

Louise

PS... I am a donor

She'sSewPretty said...

Thank you for visiting me today. I am so sorry that you are going through a horrible battle with cancer. I am a proud organ donor.
Take care of yourself!

dragonflydreamer said...

This is a beautiful post. My Mother was given ten more years so far thanks to a donated liver. My cousin who served his country in Vietnam as a young man was not so lucky. This is a cause that I believe in very strongly. When my sons were teenagers and their friends received their drivers licenses, they'd all come to my house first to proudly show me the heart that designated them as organ donors. May I share this post on my blog? How can I link back to it? I still can't figure some of it out after three years. God Bless you!

gemma said...

Hi
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Sending you many good wishes.

oneartistjournal said...

WOW...that's percing Renee..Where do you find these images?

Diana Evans said...

what a way to get the message across...the girl should get the organs!

Bless you for your messages and special way of opening our eyes...

and CES is a riot!!! hehehehe

Hugssssssssssssss
Diana

Deborah said...

Renee dear, I just wanted to check on you after your sugar high yesterday, dancing on Junie's piano, hiking up your skirt and collapsing on the ground to flirt with the dormouse. We will have to watch you more closely at the next party. But honestly, after seeing those stunning legs of yours, I can understand why you hiked up your skirt. **blows kisses** Deborah

Diana Evans said...

hahahhahahahahah....raving lunatic...you are so funny too!!!

thanks for being so sweet and always making me laugh....

Hugs
Diana

Snowbrush said...

Damn right. Instead of a trash can, a hole in the ground could have been used, but the message is striking either way.

A Palmer said...

Hi Renee! Back again. I am an artist, thought I would grow up to just be that, but life took me another direction. So I will be circling around back to it soon. I am very grateful that I am where I am today and I thank God for it. We're hoping my husband survives and overcomes his cancer to realize the retirement he has worked so hard to get to. We are believing he will. Keeping you in my prayers, Renee. You're a survivor, too!

XXOO Anne

kj said...

renee, re: you know who:

the peace train's on the move heading east.

:)
xoxo

Deborah said...

Touché!!! I cannot top your panty comment! I laughed for 23 minutes. OMG how I do love you! Actually, when you come for the Cantina party, I am going get you on another sugar high! **kisskiss** Deborah

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

What a profound message. Props for making a blog with a purpose!

The Decorated House said...

Hello Renee~
I'm so happy to meet you.
Thanks for stopping by to say at the Mad Tea Party.
Wishing you much Light.
Donna

Robin said...

I love this piece.....
Did you create this or was this an ad you came across?

The greatest gift one can give........life.

I hope your weekend has been beautiful

Stephanie said...

Renee, what a powerful place you have here...I have way too many friends living with cancer in their lives.

salud to your strength and wisdom.

x..x
steph

*SHeRRy B* said...

Thank you for visiting with me!

Sabii Wabii said...

Wow your right! Thank you for your honesty.

Emerald Arts said...

Bah hahaha awesome, I am so showing this to my Mum. Whenever there is a scene on a Dr show where they have to ask the grieving relative/lover if they can have the organs for some poor soul who will die like NOW if they don't get it and no one else in the world is a match.

I say that people should chose now what they want to do, so that people don't have to think about it when they can't really think of anything.]

She says that no one should have to think about it and its all too horrible and blah blah blah

:P

Prometheus said...

wow strong message...
Giving away what you don't need to save lifes should be preached more!

Ces said...

I went to a party last Friday and on the kitchen bulletin board was a quote from Erma Bombeck:

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me.”

This is what I strive for and hope that I share my God-given talents unitl I have none left.

Ces said...

In essence, how I interpret it is this: I need to be productive and achieve for a good cause, being altruistic, generous, kind and giving, for if I undersachieve or be idle, I am not using my talents. Further, this is open to personal interpretation, one can be usefull and generous to a smaller and more intimate number of people such as families and friends. Lighting a candle does not necessarily mean lighting a giant candle, one little candle will do if it will shed light for the next person who will also light a candle. Pretty soon everyone lights a candle and then the world is bright...oh uh! May not be a good idea. Al Gore and his Global earming nazis are going to reprimand us for the carbon emission. Uhm, back to darkness!

Dawn said...

Nuff said!