Saturday, 9 January 2010

Soundless Saturday No. 61


Annika said...

Hey beautiful! Just wanted to give you a BIG saturday-hug. Love Annika xoxoxo

soulbrush said...

soundlessly i say xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

soulbrush said...

omg the wordveri for that last post was 'enuff'

Sarah said...

I hope maybe after a while of pointless crap in the meeting(my bitter experience of a lot of meetings) that maybe peace and calm might come along and tempt the bats away. xx

isay (Marissa) said...

I am trying to sing amazing grace in my bedroom :)

big bear hugs

Allegra Smith said...

Oh no you don't. We are going to have tea at the castle, so no deal.
Out with them and their kin. We are going to lay down by the fire in deep and soft velvet cushions, with robes embroidered with little crystal beads in the shape of stars, and tiny sleepers to keep our feet warm and Jacquie will have white tea and so would I and you can have whatever you want but no the interlopers. Absolutely not. No even open for discussion.
Beside I invited Serenity, and Quiet and Harmony, and Rest and they would be horrified to find them there. with their heads and lets get on with our tea.
And that my love, is an order.

isay (Marissa) said...

Very beautiful song, I can see the sun shining brightly today from my bedroom window- while singing it---it's for you :)

Vicki Holdwick said...

Dear Renee,

How I'd love to blast those visitors of yours and never get that meeting started.

My Mom arrived safely and we had a great time yesterday - even though she skunked me in the first game of cribbage!

Sending my very best and strongest positive energy your way.


Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Hang on dear one. So sorry that you are visited by so much physical and emotional trauma.


Baino said...

There is no reason to be lonely. I can't control the other stuff but I'm here. It's late, I'm awake . . .don't be lonely.

Jos said...

Pssst ... let's skidaddle out of the side door and go and play in the snow. This is one meeting we really do want to miss. So ... snowman building or full on snowball war? Your choice. But be warned ... I have a strong throwing arm!!!

Oh Renee if only we could eh? One day.

Today is a full rosary day ... you, Jacquie, Daisy, some others too. I hold you all in my heart as I pray. And I hold your hand too.

xx Jos

yoborobo said...

"Listen up! I'm here from the Renee Protection Agency."

"The RPA? We've heard of you guys. A very powerful organization."

"Yes, we are."

"So, what can we do for you?"

"I'm afraid the meeting's been cancelled."

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo pam

kj said...

how loved you are.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sending good thoughts and hugs your way. I hope the bats settle down and go to sleep soon.

Karin Bartimole said...

well Renee, that says it all. wishing i could put an end to the meeting for now and always.
I love you,
xxoo Karin

Woman in a Window said...

Meeting adjourned!

Oh, the repose of that tired little bat, deflated there, apparently ugly but yet not.

You, look to the light. It is white here and clean through my patio window, laying the snow out perfect.

Jenny S said...

awww, sorry about the first conversation, but I love the baby bat! He is cute! They are only scary at 3 in the morning when they are full grown and have flown down the chimney into your bedroom and are flying around flipping out until hubby hits them with a tennis racket and gets them outside! Don't ask me how I know this!! three different times until we got a screen installed!! ;>)

studio lolo said...

Oh renee, these tough times have to let up at some point.
Even the poor bat looks exhausted.

You, Jacquie and Daisy are in my heart. And Sheldon, still.


Sarah said...

Awww sweetie..I am sorry..sending gentle swan winged hugs to you. Given your need to rid self of bats..maybe they can at least sleep like this one. I love ya hon..hang in there.
Big downy hugs, Sarah

rochambeau said...

Hey there Renee,
May our bundle of Love allow healing to take place and a smile upon your and Jacquie's lips!

Hey there,
Special prayers for you!

Dave King said...

Beautiful photograph. Absolutely gorgeous.

deb said...

what to say...
sitting next to you , being there.
sending the power of love

Flor Larios Art said...

A hug from me too. Hope you feel better soon.

Annie said...

I agree with Sarah. Peace and calm and love and joy need to get in that meeting and kick some butt(or bats) (but not that cute tiny real bat, which I love)
:-). Love you.xoxo ♥

Diva Kreszl said...

why must they always travel together??? sending you much love today! never been particularly fond of bats but that one is sort of cute, maybe

Manon Doyle said...

I'm sending you the most healing and positive vibes!
I love you Renee


btw.... love the pic!!

Gloria said...

Great Saturday to you, enjoy. ::hugs:: gloria

Sophia said...

Wow...that second photo is amazing. And I am SO with you on the first one. Ugh. Was horribly sick again last night. Getting my strength back again today in hopes to at least sit at the table and sketch.

Love you much. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo :)

Inner Toddler said...

I'll assume your bats aren't as cute and sleepy as this one. big hug.
xo susie

Angie Muresan said...

Shame on them all for even thinking of a visit. Hugs to you Renee, from beautiful Kauai.


Marion said...

Oh, Renee. Oh, oh, oh, those two photos just hurt my heart. That little baby bat looks like I used to after a day in the dungeon I used to work in....Sending you virtual hugs, love and joy.

It's 19 degrees here this a.m. and I thought of you the minute I woke up. I trudged outside and cracked the ice on the bird baths and put out bird seed. I'm so worried about the little Sparrows. I don't know why, because God promised to even take care of them:

"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God's sight. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows." (Luke 12:6-7)

I love you, precious friend!!! xoxo

Sonia ;) said...

I love it all....words - powerful

lil bat adorable and kinda sad because so many are repulsed by the bat.


turquoise cro said...

I'm here and I'm lighting a candle and I'm going to PRAY! There's too, too many peeps at this meeting! Come here my dear Renee, come into my arms for a BIG HUG!!((((((Renee))))))I HOPE YOU can smell the sweetness of prayer from my little candle's BIG flame for YOU!and we will leave this meeting to go to HOPE, HEALING,LOVE, PRAYERS, HELP and FRIENDSHIP!!! meeting!!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Sending.. love,hugs,warmth,feathers,clouds,
butterflies,daisies,chicken soup,a cozy blanket,"The Prophet"by Kahil Gibran on your lap,a lovely cup of tea,..your way...pushing misery out the door,if only for a moment.

"On Pain"
Kahlil Gibran

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;
And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.
And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:
For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,
And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears."

Arija said...

Goodness, that little bat is so exhausted from all the flying lessons yu hav e given it.
Are thay allasleep now or is this the only one?

Linda Sue said...

We need Umar at the meeting, for comic relief...

Linda said...


Screw the shareholders. The meeting's over. Take all you can take to ease the pain and rest easier heart of our hearts.

I once gave gentle foot massages or brushed hair. It seemed to help to concentrate on something that felt good, especially warm oils and towels.

If wishes could make it so, the pain would be gone.

xoxo right back at you
dearest Renee

The Dutchess said...

Then....suddenly the meeting was interrupted...the door opened and Hope walked in..followed by Faith..not saying a word..but even soundless...they all new what they were doing there..!

Hug from all of us....

aimee said...

sometimes those guys just have to get together and commiserate. but i wish they didn't have to do it in your building. may they take their meeting offsite and leave you alone!

Silke said...

Sending you a big hug and lots of love!! I see you got one of the bats to leave your stomach... Love, Silke

Anonymous said...

Renee Love
Lets call a little of love and a smidgen of laughter, they always been able to lighten up to the meeting of misery and its cohorts.
You know my number hun.
loving you always

Deborah said...

O God who are the only source of health and healing,
the Spirit of calm
and the central peace of this universe,
grant to me such a consciousness of Your indwelling
and surrounding presence
that I may permit You
to give me health and strength and peace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.


I love you, Renee

secret agent woman said...

I so wish you didn't have to attend that meeting.

And I know the bats have been a torment, but I can't help but say that it an adorable baby bat.

Hugs ont his chilly Saturday.

Debra Kay said...

OOOOOh kisses for the baby batty!

Poetic Artist said...

Let us close that meeting.
And start one of our own.
We can invite peace, laughter, and friendship and hope.
Then we will tie us all together for strength.

Angela Recada said...

Hello darling Renee. I'm so very sorry to see the bats are bothering you again. I've been thinking about you often, even though I haven't had the chance to do much blogging lately.

Sending you all my love and hugs,

karen gerstenberger said...

Renee, I'm so sorry about this meeting going on. You are so brave, intelligent, funny and honest.

If I was God (the Sheriff), I'd say: "Wait - before you start that meeting, I'm calling Family, Friendship and tenderness. They are on their way to your house now, with Love, Humor and Good Meds (the Sheriff's Posse). That meeting is going to have to be held elsewhere, because there's a Sheriff's party coming to your house."

I love you my friend, and I pray that the darkness (and the bats) will be illuminated (and sent into hiding) by the light of Love. XOXO

Enzie Shahmiri ~ Portraits and Fine Art said...

How tiny! :)

Christina Colwell said...

thank you for visiting. Love your banner. Gorgeous!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Hello Renee, I just read about your mom,more prayers and blessings
to you and yours. How you can keep your head above water through all this is mind-boggling...
Take care.

Sonia ;) said...

Yep my Nanny is my grandma...I think way back when it started as nana and went to nanny...easy for lil ones to say fast lol..I am going to be a mema. I miss her, lost her when I was 13. Working the evening shift for the boss...Here at the pc till 12 am.

lol most nights this body doesnt make it past 9 pm lol.


Anonymous said...

You know that you can always attend these meetings, listen to what they have to say and then smile at them and tell them, thank you very much for coming and that you appreciate their comments and thoughts but you will be just fine without them thank you.
That doesn't mean you have to be all light and bubbles right away, it just means that you are AWARE that they are there, which means that you do not have to be tricked into joining them or their committee.
Today sometime little lover, you will see Wahid look at you in a certain way, and in that moment be aware that i ducked into him for a second so that I could look at you for a moment and show you through Wahids eyes how much i love you.
I adore you and i wish you exponentially increasing bat free moments.

Silke said...

Oh, no! All night?! We must get those bats to leave in a different way! Thinking of you, sweet one!! Love, Silke

Catherine said...

Dearest Renee, oh how I love you. Oh how I wish the best for you.

Marie S said...

This popped into my head when I saw this post.
Love and huge hugs my pretty!!

The Sound Of Silence (3:07)
P. Simon, 1964
Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turn my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never shared
No one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools," said I, "you do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence

Within the sound of silence

Marie S said...

I pick the bats out one by one at night and put them in a container and throw them away.

Leslie said...

Wow, was that powerful.

Wishing you love, peace and bird song.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I am here with you too Renee! Wanted to pop in and hug you on this soundless Saturday.
Love, Darla

She Writes said...

I have known them all too well!

angelique said...

That sucks Mom. I wish I could take them away.

lakeviewer said...

They better make enough noise to scare up the Furies too. Or maybe we need the Good Witch from the North. Wait.
I know. Let's sacrifice all the buffoons on television.

Nina P. said...

"I've called this meeting to say you all have been acting up way too much lately and things must change. I've brought some New Life into this meeting to teach us a few things about Faith, Hope, Peace, Compassion, Love and let's not forget Joy.
So fellows, take a back seat, the New Kid's in town and He's taking over! So sit back, listen and take lots of notes as Love has all the answers. OK New Life.... take it over from here... Don't forget, I'm always watching.... Oh yes and pain, soothing Peace is taking over for you, you've done more than your share, now go away so Peace and Contentment can take over now."
Eternally Yours,
With All My Love God

Blessings to you and yours. Love and Light, Nina P

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just sitting here with you...quietly...wishing I could say or do something...but there isn't anything,and so I'm sending you love and quiet hugs, Janine XO

Anonymous said...

this was funny

Elizabeth said...

I read your comment over at Allegra's blog and am just about stunned. Renee, I'm not sure what to say, what is left, but love and only that.

Bella Sinclair said...

How I love you, Renee.


Nina P. said...

Good Night Dear Renee. May you dream of magical places where unicorns dance and rainbows fly. May the warmth of Light wash over you, cleansing you, healing you. May the Pure Energy of All Flow through you tonight washing away the bad and enhancing the good. May you wake refreshed with a New Resolve. May the bats leave and cancer crumble as the army of Light marches through you tonight. You are not alone my friend, you are forever Loved. Blessings to you and yours always. Love and Light, Nina

Lori ann said...

i forgot to use batproof wool. or maybe if i make a pair for each of the bats, that would lure them out.
oh please god, make them leave. leave renee.


A Cuban In London said...

Maybe it was intentional or not, but the second picture was the antithesis of the first one. You're ever so witty and amusing, and humourous. Many thanks. That was a veeeeeeery good post. Loved it.

Greetings from London.

Anonymous said...

The poor little bat looks very miserable.
Odd to feel a little sympathy for the little creature.
Happy New Year -- a little late but heartfelt.
Love your new header

Jasmine said...

oh ut that bat on your finger must give you so much pleasure and joy. They are a protected species here. i love them!

Ces said...

I love you so much.

I just reread the Mental Ninja awards comments and you Renee darling brightened my day:

Shelly said...

how awful ... you are smarter and stronger then anyone else at that meeting, you will find a way to deal with those bats and their little friends misery, loneliness, pain and frustration - tears can stay though because sometimes we need tears...xoxo

Deborah said...

Dearest Lovee, I just read your comment on Sweet Mango's blog about your beloved Mommy. Such a faithful servant she has been. Surely God can look down upon her and grant her a blessed passing. I was thinking of St. Joseph and how The Lord blessed him with dying in the arms of Jesus and Mary, to spare him the suffering at the cross. "O, Blessed St. Joseph, you gave forth your last breath in the loving embrace of Jesus and Mary. When the seal of death shall close my life, come with Jesus and Mary to help me. Obtain for me this solace for that hour; to die with their holy arms around me."

Feel our Blessed Mother's embrace, arms wrapped around you, holding you up. All my love to you, Renee.
Love, Deb

Caroline said...

I think we all need to make the wish together -like blowing out candles. Bat Busters unite - one, two, three - whooshshh - Batsbegone. Dear Renee, I wish they would leave. x

rochambeau said...

Good morning STARSHINE~
Today is a B E A U T F U L day, just for Y O U !!!!!!!

Jenea said...

Hihi!!! I like so much this little bat!!!I remember - when in our school classes, flew one of this!!! :)

Raluca C said... a meeting and we all,so often join their club as well!
What-s happen with that sweet-little bat?Poor little one!!:(((

Rick said...

Renee- sounds like a good time for a traffic jam! ~rick

kenflett said...

It's a new year Renee, l hope it's flooded with magic and mystery for you.
i hope your flooded with love.

Ces said...

You are still fun Sweetheart. You will always be my beloved Renee. Tsup!

Ruth said...

Bless you, Renee. I'm glad you're here.

love love love

Bella Sinclair said...

Renee, I so wish I could take away some of the sorrow you and your family are going through right now. It is just too much all at once. I wish I owned my own hospital. I would force my lab technicians to work day and night just to diagnose your bats. And I'd fly in all the best doctors for you and Jacquie and your mother. If only.

Love. I wish it were enough. xoxo

Pattee said...

No Meetings like that! No... no... no...

Only bats go to those meetings...

I am feeling so sad right now for you with all the fucking crap you have to deal with.

No, I didn't know your mom was dying.
I'm so sorry Renee. How old is your mom? What pain... Is she in pain? I hope she'll get to see Effie... She must be a beautiful woman to have such a beautiful loving daughter...

I've known you also for a very long time in my heart...
Love to you ~Renee~

kj said...

no worries about the land of the blogs, please don't worry about responding until you are ready to. we are all here, all loving you, shooing those bats, bribing them when necessary.

how much love can a heart hold?

i've wondered this. you, renee, are proving it's alot more than probably anyone here ever imagined.

love always and then some,

Allegra Smith said...

Hello my darling, do get to your Gmail please? Please? Love from here.

Rob-bear said...

Sounds like quite the "team" that's getting together for the "meeting." Did everyone go "batty." (The little critter is cute; hope no rabies.)

You need a better team than that. In fact, you have a better team; 84 and counting. We'll get Hope, and Joy, and Peace, and a few others in on the deal.

Big "Bear hugs" from "next door." Big, but very gentle!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Soundless for sometimes it is what one requires to make sense of all the noise.
I hope you had a brilliant week and I thank you for the encouraging comments you left on my blog.
Warm regards and a lovely week to you.

Kelly H-Y said...

Ohhh ... how you must feel. I am sorry to hear of your IBC. My mother is dealing with metastatic breast cancer, so - despite it being a different variety - we are well-versed in the ways of cancer and the toll it can take. I do not like it one bit. Hang in there and be well.

Shaista said...

Butterfly and eskimo kisses for you Renee - the meeting is over for now n'est-ce pas? You have a lot of love and friendship waiting to greet and meet you. How do you manage to write comments of love and encouragement when things are rotten for you too?? Ah, but that is your secret! xxx

Ribbon said...

I don't want any of this for you.
I don't want any of this for anyone.

I'm hugging you and smiling too as I'm so excited to be able to hug you.


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Renee,

Sometimes, I do not know what to say, but send my love, hugs, and prayers to you sweet one, and your Mum and Jacquie.


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Sue said...

My initial reaction on reading this post and seeing the little baby bat was heartbreak. Then anger and then hope.

Heartbreak at what you are going through with your own health and also with your sis and mom.

Anger at the overwhelming unfairness of it - just like the words of the participants in the meeting. "They" barge in with no regard to anyone. Barrel their way through, trying to flatten and subdue anything and everything in 'their' path.

Hope - the innocence and peacefulness of the little baby bat. He has escaped all the tangled tormenting of you and is now resting - hoping his brothers and sisters will join him (and thus, leave you alone).


kj said...

i think so well of you, ms. renee?

whatever gave you that idea?


kj said...

renee, sometime during those four hours of sleep would you have any interest in meeting me in the dark sky? you will have to fly and flutter to stay up but it is lots of fun...


Tammie Lee said...

such a tender message
and the photo says it all~
hello dear lady.

Pattee said...

I'm crying out to you... Renee..
Bat's be dammed.....

How are you ?? Bat's and all? Those dredged bats... those crazy bats.... the ones that are in your chest and stomach... The ones that I want to take a broom too, and take them down.....

Your mom I so hope can see Effie... her name sake for whatever I choose that name.....I'm not sure except that I'm so close to you~

I love you Renee and I am with you and the bats....

drollgirl said...

oh god. that is all so true. hope you are not feeling all of those awful things at once, but they sure tend to go together. :[

karen gerstenberger said...

Dear Renee,
I did what Elizabeth did, and read your comment on Allegra's blog. I'm so terribly sorry. Just so sorry. I am sending you heaps of love, and I pray for comfort of every kind to fill your heart, mind and body. God bless you, dear friend! XOXO

BT said...

Damn them, tell them to go somewhere else for their meeting. That bat looks so cute, but not in your tummy it isn't.
Love and gentle ~hugs~

Bridgett said...

I hope all these feelings have long since passed and have been replaced by happiness, excitment, giggles, and energy.

That little bat is the cutest thing ever. How fragile he seems!