Saturday, 5 September 2009

Soundless Saturday No. 47

65 comments:

Marion said...

"Jesus wept." John 11:35

The entire story of Lazarus is so beautiful, comforting and full of hope. Here's a site where you can read it if you want to:

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+11&version=NKJV

I love this passage in Revelation, Chapter 21, verse 24:

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

I love you, Renee. Blessings & Peace to you and your family...

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Surely we run out of tears at some point. I know you have shed many.

Caio Fernandes said...

this image mahe me stop to think ... it is kind of violent , kind of real... but unnecessarie ...
Renne , i think it is time for us to stop to drink that ...
we need other tastes .
maybe sweet tears of joy ... do they sell this in cans ?

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I know it changes nothing, but I am drinking some of that bottle with you.

It's all just so horribly unjust and incomprehensible.

Take care of yourself too Renee.

Flor Larios Art said...

Powerful!

Arija said...

Sheldon?

yoborobo said...

Renee - I said this to you on my blog, but I wanted to make sure you saw it. :) Lucas and I have decided that the very best lunch today is pancakes. He's making the batter and we'll cook up a stack. I am getting better about letting go of some things, and putting time into just spending time with the kids. You'd be proud of me!!! xoxoxoxoxoxox and more - Pam

Deborah said...

Where do you find these,Renee? Powerful picture. Lifting you and your family up in prayer, never ceasing. All my love, Deb

Annie said...

Hugs and love, Renee, for you and the whole family and would you kiss that sweet Seldon for me.

Angela Recada said...

Love you, dear heart, more than words can say. . .

Hugs, love and prayers,
xoxoxo
Angela

Elizabeth said...

I'll have a glass of that.

Love to you this weekend as you forge onward.

Sarah said...

Yes....there is lots of those here!! Makes us crazy down here!! Beyond those kind..just tears in general. Hope you are doing ok hon..Love you, Sarah

sinnlighet said...

You are sooooo nice & I like you Renee!

Agneta

Leks said...

Hi beautiful,I hope you are getting some rest between all that fighting,thats what I learned last day,in order to keep moving,we need to take a moment or how muchyou need to regain,recharge the bateries.Love and hugs, :O)

Linda Sue said...

GREAT find, Ms. Renee! It is said that tears of emotional nature have more protein in them, so if you are loosing them by bottles you may want to double up on protien consumption. There is the added benefit of this- while gnawing on a cow's hind end, still in the field, still grazing and shaking you off like a deer fly...it does give your emotional heart ache a rest...it is a challenge to think of anything under these circumstnaces. Diversion- rest- when you have had too f-ing much!
XXXOOOLove you Dearest Wonderment!

K said...

powerful image Renee....and very true as well.
Prayers are coming your way! xoxoxo much love too!

Anonymous me said...

There will come a time when tears will be in the past. Without that hope it can seem pointless to carry on, so I choose hope. Faithfully praying every day for the faith to pray for miracles ... faithfully praying that miracles happen in your life ... in my life ... in our lives. And if today is not a day for miracles then know that I hold you in my heart as always. xx Jos

Allegra Smith said...

There will always be time for tears.

Let's drink hope and remembrance, stories filled with laughter, memories woven with smiles and tender mercies. If we must drink from that bottle let it be with gratitude. Among many we have known love and loyalty, friendship and the kiss of a child, and solitude has never been loneliness. When we are sad let's remember the joys we have shared, let's use forgiveness for a cup and hope always for a loving hand for the road ahead.

lakeviewer said...

Ouch! Get thee to an Improv. Theater. Got get there myself soon.

Pattee said...

Tears of rage
Tears of grief
Tears of things that can't be
Tears of lost things...

I think we do have an endless supply...

There's plenty more....

Renee, my tears of rage,
tears of grief, tears of things that can't be and tears of lost things are weeping for you my dearest friend...

Love~

Ces Without Her Dishes said...

Ha! Still serving controversy I see! Hhahaha!

Ces Without Her Dishes said...

By the way, I am not drinking any tears. They are too salty and I might get high blood pressure. :) HAHAHAH!

rochambeau said...

;-(.........................
.........................(-;
Tears are a good way to let the soul release.

Love to you bella,
Constance

Julie-ann said...

The thoughts and feelings behind the tears? Big and huge to even try to control. You are all awesome and in all our hearts. Your Rock Renee!

YayaOrchid said...

Thinking of you Renee.....

karengberger said...

Oh, my gosh, I love this photo! I am brewing them here, too! XOXO

Ces Without Her Dishes said...

They are hardly drawings! It is like creating a flow chart. It's like anything I illustrate a process although of course the process does not look like a human figure with busted arm. HAHAHA!

Aw I miss you.

I made a very difficult promise but I must stick to it. My drawing is on the dining room table and it is screaming and I am ignoring it.

Yes, I am good, I can't help it!

Marie S said...

Could I help fill a few bottles?
Love and hugs my pretty.

soulbrush said...

this frustration that you feel daily in this dire and painful and almost impossible situation must be indescribable. and althougb we come along and write our words, none of us can ever know what it is really like for you...xxxxx

Ces Without Her Dishes said...

I do not like you! You are an Injun Giver! First you say I am good then you say I am not good! Make up your mind! Even though I still love you.

Marie S said...

I am so sorry Renee!!
May love help you survive this pain and trial!

secret agent woman said...

Isn't that the truth. Often, when a patient is worrying about how much tey are crying, I remind them that we have an endless supply of tears.

Bella Sinclair said...

I have several empty bottles of that stuff strewn across the floor. And what I'm finding is that once they are emptied, they are immediately filled with something else, something light and clear.

I have my arms wrapped tightly around you. xoxoxox

Snowbrush said...

Hey, Renee, I hope you have other choices in the libation department. If not, could I please bring my own?

Arija said...

Thanks Renee, it was just that the night before after midnight our time, I was out under the sky having a chat with the Powers that be and while I concentrated on sheldon, a small batflew rather than darted quite low over my head. They do'nt normally do that and I had previously heard them but not seen them. I'm relieved to hear it is not that far, when it does, give him the freedom to go, don't hang on to him, he has suffered enough.

Ces Without Her Dishes said...

By the way, I forgot to tell you. I actually need to take medication to help me make tears. I kid you not! I don't make tears but boy, I sure did not need medication when feeling sorry for myself the other day about not being able to draw. Tears are good Renee. Crying is better than getting angry.

studio lolo said...

I'm so glad I 'got it' on the other post.
Bingo is a good thing. It means you're paying attention.

Tears? Yup. I have a shitload waiting to spill.

love you Raven Sister.

xoxoxo
Lolo

Clarity said...

Oh Sweetie,

I can only say be strong, again, be patient, and cry when you have to.

I wish I could send a hug with a flower and kiss.

I'm sorry dear heart. I can only send my love and prayers.

Snowbrush said...

Renee said: "Soulbrush this is an outstanding post."

I am not Soulbrush. Soulbrush is not me--at least I don't think she is. Oh, she visited me a few times, but then split to her own place and never came again. Anyway, I am NOT Soulbrush. Soulbrush might be a very nice lady, and I'm sure she is, but I'm NO lady; I'm not even sure I'm a gentleman. Besides, Soulbrush doesn't even live around here. She's a foreigner. Hey, Renee, you're a foreigner too, come to think of it. But some of us seem more foreign than others, if you know what I mean, and you're practically a U.S. citizen anyway. An accident of birth, maybe? Missed it by a few miles, you know. Or maybe damn good luck. I wouldn't hazard to guess, but then I never watched that show.

yoborobo said...

Renee - I could cry buckets right this very minute thinking about all the pain you are going through. It is beyond hard. I love you, and Jacquie and Sheldon, and wish I could hug you all and bottle up some love to help out with the tears I know you are all shedding. You are always, always, in my thoughts and prayers. xoxoxox Pam

kj said...

renee, funny, after reading so many comments, i took this a different way. i saw one bottle closed shut, unwilling to share, and the other, freely and abundantly refreshing whenever needed. i thought of the two political parties in america, esp with the republican logo on the bottle on the left.

our tears on the horizen: they overflow only so love can fill up and spill over.

love to you, renee
kj

kj said...

hey! i'm catching you on the blogs at the same time. i gave you SEVEN awards? holy moley, you must be some special woman!

why do i think of you most often on weekends? maybe because that's the time i've never much liked hospitals. i hope jacquie and sheldon are comfortable.

and for some reason i'm imagining you smiling, content and blessed.

today was a day with mr. ryan and mr drew and family and friends. i am in love with mr. ryan. he stood on a chair and helped me make kabobs tonight. his job was to pass the cherry tomatoes and green pepper slices. we were adorable.

xoxo

Nina P. said...

Drink a cup of tears
and celebrate today
Drink a cup of sorrow
and throw the rest away
Drink a cup of hardship
and share your life's affairs
Drink a cup of Smiles
and shed your sorrow and cares
Drink a cup of Faith
and watch your spirit change
Drink a cup of Hope
and your heart will rearrange
Drink a cup of Love
may your soul forever soar
Drink a cup of life
always wanting so much more
Drink a cup of friendship
and share a part of you
Drink a cup of warmth
and feel life inside of you
Drink a cup of trust
in all that's seen and unseen
Drink a cup of Nature,
enjoy the glorious scene
Drink a cup of healing,
to fill your body and your soul
Drink a cup of strength,
to get you to your goal
Drink a cup of today
for tomorrow may not be
Drink a cup of now
as that is what we see
Drink a cup of Gratitude
for the Light's Ray
Drink a cup of tears
and celebrate today.
With love and Light, by Nina P.

kj said...

renee, indeed dishes were washed and clothes were soaked. who cares?! the kids are just great. i see them about once a month and i love seeing the changes.

when did you know in life that there was a major difference between pain and suffering, renee? i'm just wondering.

off to bed, see you in the morning moon sister. xoxoxo

Allegra Smith said...

Alright, 3 different emails from 3 different addresses. Did you get any of them? Go to bed, we will figure out tomorrow what is wonky around here with the mail.
Hotmail has never been reliable.
I am sending you an invitation to Gmail. At least there you know whether or not things get to where they are supposed to go...love you, please rest and we will find the problem and solve it. Good night, dear.

Snowbrush said...

Renee said: "You are a rotten brat. You know who I meant of course, but I love how you like to be difficult."

You totally screw up my name for the four-dozenth time, and then you call ME a brat. You're a lot like my wife, you know.

Mary Ellen said...

The image - tears as refreshment - and that's how they are for me, but a bitter refreshment at times. Better to be able to share them than to stuff them deep inside. May your tears refresh. May the sun bless you after that rain of tears. May you be well, in all the ways that matter to the soul.

A Cuban In London said...

Poignant, to say the least. And strangely humourous, in a guilty kind of way.

Greetings from London.

Chrisy said...

I'm there with you honey...you can rage all you want...

Dave King said...

I knew there must be somewhere you can get more if you run out.

Julie-ann said...

Renee, thank you so much for your compliment. My heart so much wants to share a beautiful world and your love drives me on so much to create these loving earth angels. Your a very special and wonderful person.
Bless you so much!

Jeanne said...

Why is it that Joy comes in such tiny bottles, while Tears come in liters?

Rikkij said...

Renee- sometimes there seems to be no other options, and release of any kind is soothing. Take care, Dear Friend. ~rick

Diana Evans said...

no words necessary!!! how do you find all this stuff Renee!!! you are amazing....

Hugs
Diana

Allegra Smith said...

Go check your gmail and let me know if you got the missing emails.

xoxoxo

Allegra

Sophia said...

Know you are constantly loved and lifted up from afar!! ((HUGS))

♥ Braja said...

Make mine a double.

A Dancing Mango said...

Yes, Jesus wept, and I weep in silence and pray in silence for his will for you.
Very nice photo.. Love that bottle.. ! smile.. *
hugs, Darlene xo

Lori ann said...

Dear Renee,

I am glad what you did for Jacquie the other day, that was a beautiful thing to do.

Maybe champagne would taste better than this?

your comments are sometimes funny.

you are the nicest person i know.everyones already said everything else.

love,
lori

kj said...

hey moon sister! how are you tonight? i'm exhausted after vicariously living the life of a two year old.

autumn is unfolding in my neck of the woods. it's a beautiful season. it makes me sad and mad for jacquie and sheldon, your families and you. and yet i know you don't miss feeling and smelling the crisp air...

...not to mention the love fest that takes place in this blog!

anyway, i'm thinking of you so i thought i'd say hello.

xoxo

Lori ann said...

I know you are gorgeous from the sound of your voice.

after seeing the book list you've accomplished, i'm not sure you would want to read these books. But you might.

Debra said...

Okay I have bellied-up-to-the-bar Renee. A round for the house please, on me. I have to warn you it may get rowdy, I have had a few rounds at my own place before coming here.

Tall one please, make it a double, screw it a triple no olives it's salty enough.

Manon Doyle said...

I need a shot of that.... oh....wait.... it's only 7:12AM! It's got to be 5:00 somewhere...lol!

I hope you're doing well Renee! Not a day goes by that I don't think about you!!

xoxoxoxoxo

Snowbrush said...

"Okay I have bellied-up-to-the-bar Renee. A round for the house please, on me."

Gee, thanks, Debra, but I'll just have a glass of buttermilk if you don't mind. Somebody here needs to keep a dry eye for the drive home.

LDWatkins said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Hugs and love, Lynda