10 August 2009

Take You Higher, Take You Home


It is with sadness and regret that I have to let everyone know that Irish Gumbo will be on hiatus for the time being.

My Big Bro passed away suddenly yesterday, unexpectedly, and time is needed to get my head around losing a member of the flock.

Sometimes you have to blow out the flames to preserve the fire. Peace and blessings to you all.
" 'Good-bye, Sully. We'll meet again.'

And with that, Jonathan held in thought an image of the great gull-flocks on the shore of another time, and he knew with practiced ease that he was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all."

---from Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

43 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry, Irish.
    I've been lurking for a long time, but not commenting. I must de-lurk to let you know your family is in my prayers.

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  2. Oh, sweetie. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you.

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  3. Oh, Irish - I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you as well.

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  4. I'm so sorry to hear that. It's the sort of thing you don't really have the words for.

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  5. SO sorry to hear about your loss. We'll be thinking of you and your family.

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  6. I'm so sorry for your loss Kev. Hang in there.

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  7. I'm so sorry for your loss, Irish. xxxxoooo

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  8. Irish,

    So sorry to hear the news about your brother. Take care of yourself through this difficult time.

    Peace-
    IB

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  9. You couldn't have found a better quote. Peace to you IG.

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  10. I have been reading you for some time, lurking about, but today I had to say how sorry I am about your brother. Peace.

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  11. Oh Irish, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I understand how devastating this is, because I lost my big brother, too. You will be in my heart and prayers during this difficult time. Hugs!

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  12. Take your time, Irish, we'll keep a seat for you.

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  13. Sorry to hear Irish...I'll miss you while you're out for a time...

    Take care and take your time.....

    (((hugs)))

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  14. My heart goes out to you, dear person.

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  15. Words seem so empty at times like these. I have a brother, I cannot imagine...

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  16. Strength goes out to you and your family Irish. Take care.

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  17. I'm so sorry. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers to your family! *hugs*

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  18. Oh Irish, I'm so very sorry. How shocking. I'm really sorry. I hope you are surrounded by love.

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  19. My sincere condolences, Kevin.

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  20. I have two older sisters and I can't imagine losing either of them.

    Lots of love in this time of sadness...

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  21. I too have been reading for a while but not commenting, delurking to say I am sorry for your loss.

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  22. For what it's worth from an internet stranger: my deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  23. i'll have a troasty stout ready for you when i see you again.

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  24. I'm so sorry to hear that, my thoughts will be with you and your family.

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  25. See. I did miss this. So sorry, my friend.

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  26. I'm really sorry to hear about your brother. My condolences to you and your family.

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  27. My heart is broken for you. Well and truly broken.


    Be brave, my friend.

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  28. Words can't say what my heart feels for you now. Peace and strength.

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  29. So sorry, Ian. My thoughts and prayers and with your and your family.

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  30. Same as before, except KEVIN....

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  31. "Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Everything remains as it was.
    The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no sorrow in your tone.
    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without effort
    Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was.
    There is unbroken continuity.
    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
    All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting, when we meet again."
    -derived from a sermon written by Henry Scott Holland.

    My heart breaks... truly.

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  32. Just wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Many condolences to you and your family.

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  33. I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your brother. Looking forward to seeing your writing in your blog when you are ready again. Sending good wishes to you and your family for strength and wisdom.

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  34. Gosh, nothing I can say other than send you my thoughts.

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  35. Holy shit, Gumbo. I'm so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. That just sucks. :(

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  36. I am so profoundly sorry for your loss, it's always worse when it's so sudden, so unexpected. I hope time heals your heart and you're able to make some sense of this loss. Blessings with you always.

    S

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  37. Oh, Irish.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    I lost my big brother. I still miss him. The pain has eased with time, but I can't WAIT until I see him again! My little bro and I always told him he was the excellent child and we were the normal ones. And he was that - excellent.

    Blog hugs to you from Texas. May peace encompass you and your family. If you need to call and just breathe, feel free. My cell number is the same.

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  38. I just read this. Devastating. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  39. I'm so sorry. Sending big hugs your way!

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Don't suffer your crimes
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