Thursday, April 18, 2013

Remembering Those in Boston - Sympathy Card

sympathy card dogwood flower boston marathon

I sit here and keep erasing everything I write. What can you say? It was such a horrible thing to happen. And to think that someone planned this, with the hopes of hurting people is unfathomable.  I suppose the fact that I cannot imagine why someone would do this is reassuring.  There is no justification or excuse for the brutality of releasing a bomb.

As a parent my heart breaks for the 8 year old who was cheering on his father, and makes me ever so grateful that I can put my arms around my son, which I am doing a lot more these days.  I'm certain that I'm not the only one. When you sit back, you cannot help but mourn for the parents and family of the other victims, the woman who was going to be married and the young man whose parents sent him to another country to go to college.

The card I am sharing with you today is a Sympathy card for those who were lost and all those poor souls who have survived and are fighting to make their way back from the terrible wounds and gut wrenching maiming.  I have a friend who didn't make it to the marathon this year and I have a friend whose cousin was one of those hurt, one of the lucky ones who will get to go home soon.

For the card, I mounted one of my favorite photographs of the dogwood tree outside my front door.  I love butterflies and what they symbolize for me, hope.  I read a quote somewhere that I will have to create into a printable "Butterflies are self propelled flowers" by R.H. Heinlein or "Butterflies are flowers with wings" I think this one is an adaptation of a Robert Frost poem.

As I leave you today, I hope these butterflies bring you some hope today.

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Antonella Quilling Art


chillin with Quillin said...

this is so sweet, glad your friend didnt go and glad the other one is going home soon, its really sad what some do to others and not thinking twice about it, hope they get the justice they deserve !!!

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful heart felt post Antonella...and they have now caught the person responsible, as I just read it on the news here in New Zealand.
Beautiful card to commiserate such a tragedy, love the flower photo and butterflies..gorgeous..thank you for coming to my blog and your lovely comment and..
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Bronwyn said...

Lovely thoughts and card, Antonella.
It has been a week of anguish for many.

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Antonella. I saw this on MIM. It is really sad about Boston; but what a beautiful card for such a tragic event.

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Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #9, #18, #234, #235, and #243.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by JuliaMe and Myself on the Dark… and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.



Cards by Sharyn said...

A beautiful card for a tragic event that has stunned the world. Thank you for sharing on Make It Monday

Desire Fourie said...

A wonderful creation. Loving the colours, design and attention to detail. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Teresa Kline said...

this is a gorgeous card!

enjoy *~*

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a beautiful card with heart felt story. Thank you for sharing. Love & hugs. :)

Unknown said...

great card with thoughts.


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