The View From My Heart...

Lifting you up...
I cannot look at you but I see you,
I cannot hear you but I listen to your voice,
I cannot touch you but I feel your love.
You are my sisterfriend.
I don't know who sent you or how you came
or how I went to you.
It does not matter now.
All that matters is we care for each other
...and I love you.
Be well my dearest beloved Arija
My counsel, my guide, my wise friend.
You have given me so much.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You taught me to love
when there was a good reason to hate.
You taught me to trust
when there was a good cause to disdain.
You always believed in me,
You always held me up high,
Now I summon every strength,
every thought,
every love,
every prayer.
Be well my beloved friend.


Bella Sinclair said...

Yes, be well, dearest Arija.

All my love and prayers,

Arija said...

Ces my darling, thank you! I shall do my utmost to hang on to that sturdy trunk for as long as I csn my dear. Since the aortic valve replacement 5 years ago, I have been living on borrowed time and when my darling daughter introduced be to the blogging world, finding great friends to share my thoughts with.
Last year God took my precious garden from me, I have come to terms with that. To create a wonder of a garden to the glory of God. even out of a heart full of love, now seems almost blasphemous. I just hope I am given a little more time to write down the story of my early life. I had hoped to illustrate it as well but that, I fear, is shooting at the stars.

Thank you again for being there for me, for caring and for lifting me up when I am down.

Silke said...

All my love and healing prayers, dear Arija! Be well!! A lovely tribute to your dear sisterfriend, Ces! I feel lucky to be part of this caring community! Love, SIlke

Tessa said...

Rich and deep and powerful. It is just as friendship should be - Arija will be well because that is how it must be. Ces, you make sisterhood such a very precious treasure.

I send Arija my love and warm, healing thoughts.

Manon Doyle said...

My love and healing vibes to Arja!
This is a wonderful tribute to Arja and your friendship! You are a true sisterfriend Ces!!

UB said...

Sweet Words

Deborah said...

Lovely, Ces, your art, your words...your love. Prayers for Arija, that The Lord, God, may fill her needs. All my love, Deb

Renee said...

Yes, be well our dear friend. Thank you Ces.


Lisa Holtzman said...

My thoughts and prayers go out to Arija. The depth of your feelings and friendship are so beautifully expressed Ces.

Marie S said...

Madisyn sqeauled at this picture, she loves it.
I hope that Arija is going to be ok! I will keep her in my heart!

Thank you Ces, you deserve to be showered with gifts.
My love is in the things I make and that is how it shows.
It makes it even better that you like them.
You are so welcome.

Allegra Smith said...

Got your note and thank you so much, I do love you too and you should know that I don't say that often or without a solid reason. Be on the lookout for something tiny coming to you, it should be there with a little pair of wings, that I hope the USPS don't decide they are not regulation, LOL!

Hugs from here, and I hope Arija finds the strength in your friendship that we all need when our bodies seem to ignore our needs and our wishes. I am sending her my best ones and she can always visit our garden since there is no such thing as "my garden" all gardens as far as I believe belong to all who love to make things grow and she would always be welcome here.

Renee said...

Oh for fuck sake Ces. har har


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Your words are so sweet and comforting...I can feel your gentle loving touch and I will add her to my prayers. Be well dear sister. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Renee said...

Oh my God you are funny. Even as I crawl out of bed at 4:13 and now it is 4:33 and I want to sleep, I start to smirk..........


Silke said...

Hahahahaha, you made me laugh with your comment about having chicken for dinner, you all around nice person! I was going to put something like that in the post title, but thought it might be too insensitive for some... of course, I think of chicken for dinner (which is what we had) when I look at those chickens...you know how I am with food! ;-) Good morning! Love, Silke

Manon Doyle said...

Ces.... you're a woman with many different personas.....lol! Yes.... the chips again... thank god I workout like a maniac!! I'm so glad that you're happy without drugs and that you're an all around nice person...lol!

All-Around-Nice-Person said...

Thank you my dearest sisterfriends in joining me to offer prayers and well wishes for our beloved Arija.

Jenea said...

Ces you are real good friend!!! Your Poetry is very beautifull and Wonderfull! This words make me to smile!!! =)
Have a nice and great day!!!

Andrew Finnie said...

lovely work, can I say lovely? Yes it is wonderful.! thanks for sharing.