Tuesday

A Nation Mourns






And in their death they were not divided;
they were swifter than eagles,
they were stronger than lions . . .

2 Samuel 1:24-25




How often are we to die before we go right off this stage?
In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.

Alexander Pope 1688-1744









16 comments:

Sam Liu said...

Wonderful, thought provoking quotes. The death of the Polish President and the First Lady is achingly tragic, and as I watched the people of Poland mourn the death of their beloved leader and his wife, I could not help but feel their pain.

alaine@éclectique said...

A very tragic event; it was wonderful how they all came together as one, forgetting grievances, to mourn.

The Alexander Pope quote is wonderful and at our stage of life (hubby and I), we're experiencing it more often.

A beautiful tribute, Egmont.

S. Etole said...

An elegant dignity and ache in this ... thank you.

rivergardenstudio said...

What a heartbreaking time for the beautiful people of Poland... roxanne

Studio Sylvia said...

Contemplative.
"In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part."
This sentence lingers.

LemonyRenee' said...

Beautiful tribute, Egmont, and you're right to highlight this tragedy. I fear this loss will haunt the Polish people for times to come.

kathrin said...

very good idea this post ! hugh Kathrin

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Glad you're back:)I like this post , dear Egmont.
Great tribute!
Betty

Edith Hope said...

Dear Egmont, You have in this posting not only paid tribute to the recent tragedy affecting the people of Poland but have too highlighted a common humanity.

Gaby Bee said...

I agree with Kathrin, this post is truly a good idea.
Great tribute, Egmont!

La Dolce Vita said...

Dear Egmont,
What a beautiful tribute for an inconceivable tragedy.
as always thank you for your kind remarks on my blog. blessings to you.

Laura Hegfield said...

:(

Folk Heart said...

Achingly, but beautifully poignant. Heartfelt sympathy to all.

rosaliaa said...

Let them rest in peace [*]


magdalena from Poland

GYPSYWOMAN said...

a truly beautifully poignant homage!

[and befittingly so, my word verification here is "grace"]

Jay said...

This post touches me so deep. Wonderful tribute.
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