Friday, December 14, 2007

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Small is how I felt when I looked up these columns (Genoa, Italy)

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Small, vulnerable and very sad is how I feel now because we lost Mr. Mar's best friend in a terrible accident in Germany yesterday...He was only 49 and had two small girls, ages 9 and 6, and a lovely young wife... I already had this picture ready for this week's theme and I am posting it early because life goes on and maybe blogging can ease a bit my pain, by focusing on other things... Hug your loved ones. And please understand possible delayed visits on my side.

Updated on 12/15 to say thank you, from the bottom of our aching heart. Your words of comfort and sympathy are greatly appreciated.


58 comments:

  1. I am so terribly sorry for the loss of such a dear friend. I feel terribly for you all and his family.

    {{{hugs}}}

    That photo is fantastic BTW.

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  2. That is such a cool take on this theme! NICELY done my friend! I haven't even given thought to my small yet... that's a whOle day away! LOL!

    I'm not posting today... at least not this morning... I'm just visiting! Don't get to do it as much as I'd like lately... so... today I am!

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  3. Das ist ja eine schreckliche Nachricht, kann mir vorstellen wie es Dir jetzt zumute ist besonders wenn man die Person gut kannte und dann auch noch so jung sterben. Die arme Familie !
    Your colons are really high and make feel small indeed ! Didn't think of that, I took a Fiat 500 for example.

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  4. Kind of puts things in perspective when you stand next to something like that...
    Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Connie

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  5. Such a great post. I just love your pick! My heart goes out to your friends as well.

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  6. Oh I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. You and the family are in my prayers.

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  7. Dear Mar,

    I love the column and how you used it for the small theme. I am so sorry about your friend. That is such a tragedy and you,Mr. Mar and your friend's family will be in my thoughts and heart. As ever, Carver

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  8. that's a smart pick. I'm sorry for the loss...

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  9. Sorry to hear about your friend passing away.

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  10. Great take on the theme. Sorry for the loss of a friend.

    http://mlizcochico.com

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  11. I am so sorry about the loss, especially for those little girls. Great take on this week's theme...good job!

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  12. Great photo. My thoughts to you and your husband on the loss of your friend.

    Happy Weekend.

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  13. I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Your photo puts things into a great perspective.

    http://www.whosthebossblog.com/my_weblog/2007/12/photohunt-small.html

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  14. Oh what a great take on the theme. Those columns do look enormous...
    http://happywonderer.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/photo-hunters-small/

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Mar.

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  16. Aww...sorry to hear the bad news. I hope you be fine too. Nice entry but a big loss to the family.

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  17. Gorgeous photo! And yes they do make you feel small!
    I am SOOO sorry to hear about your friend! What a tragic loss!

    I also changed my photos to SMALL!
    THank you for pointing it out!

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  18. wowww--- you are just but a tiny one when you stand beside that pillars!.
    thanks for sharing them...
    mine is up, too HERE!

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  19. by the way, please accept my condolences for your friend's family...and i am so sorry and sad to hear that news!

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  20. great interpretation! and as usual, great photo to go with it1

    happy weekend! :)

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  21. I am also feeling small just by looking at it! Nice shot!

    http://kennyljs.com/

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  22. So sorry for the loss of your friend...sad for his family, what a tradgedy...

    Lovely photo fwiw...

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  23. Got me there. Was wondering when I saw this photo how in the world could this be small? Laughed when I read your post. Just great!

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  24. Oh Mar, so sorry about the friend - just thinkin' about his little girls is heart breaking.

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  25. OH NO! Such a tragic accident... Horrible. I'm so sorry to hear that. It's so tough for you all. Only 49. shouldn't be. Sometimes is not fair. *sigh*

    Fantastic photo though. I understand your small feeling totally.

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  26. Sorry to hear of your loss *hugs*

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  27. Mar, I am so sorry. We can never understand why these things happen.


    I love the photo; it reminds me of our trip to Italy.

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  28. That's a gorgeous shot!

    Sorry about your loss! :(

    My Photo Hunt is up too! :)

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  29. I am so sorry for y'alls loss! How heartbreaking. such a young age. sending you some sunshine hugs. ((()))

    I always love your photos! :)

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss! Will be praying for his family. Beautiful photo choice.

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  31. So sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes to his two young daughters. He's so young, only 49.

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  32. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Mar. My dad died suddenly when I was a child, just before Christmas, so I really feel for your friend's family.

    I love your take on this week's theme, BTW. Great pic. Please feel free to stop by at Siani's Pot-Pourri if you need a distraction, but no worries if you can't. Take care, eh?

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  33. Mar that is so sad. I'm sorry for you, your husband and your friend's wife and family.
    Your photo is great for the theme.
    Take care.

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  34. So sorry for your loss. Take care.

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  35. So sorry for your loss.
    Lovely photo!
    You take care.

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  36. Oh Mar, I'm so sorry. How terrible.

    (Great photo for small.)

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  37. Sorry Mar - there's not a lot else I can say. Poor family

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  38. What happens to your comments ? they are all decorated with "B's" ??

    It is the same in Italy, the nativity scene is a must and leads to competitions between people. Sometimes they are really artwork. Trees came only up very late, Mr. Gattino didn't have any unless we got married. I used to put up the Christmas tree when I had time just before Christmas I worked and it wasn't possible to put it up on the 24th. My father got a nervous breakdown because of that (Das macht man nicht) but that was his problem. It has changed in Germany too, some people put it up beginning December or whenever they want to. But real candles are still "in" my friend in Köln still does it despite the fact that she raised 3 children and has now 4 grandchildren plus cats !!

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  39. oh! Mar... *Hug* *Hug*. Hopefully his wife and kids will go on well. Sometimes, we are just too small and have no power to control the happenings too. :(

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  40. Yes, I would feel really small too. Great photo and fabulous angled shot!!!

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  41. Mar, please send my sympathies to Mr. Mar and of course to you and your friend's family. I'm so sorry.

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  42. I am so sorry to hear the bad news. I hope you're doing absolutely fine there.

    And yes, I think we'll look really small. hahah

    Anyway, I have something small to show you too. I hope you can visit me
    here. Happy weekend.

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  43. Those columns sure would make anybody seem small.

    Oh, I am sorry to learn about what happened. At this vulnerable time especially with the coming holidays, you can have to be strong especially for the family of Mr. Mar's best friend.

    I wish you well.

    Julie
    http://teacherjulie.com/

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  44. This picture is really a great illustration to how Small we at times are as humans....

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  45. This picture is really a great illustration to how Small we at times are as humans....

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  46. So very sorry to hear about the terrible loss - always said and maybe especially before the Holiday time - extra sad for the wife and the two children - my deepest condolences!

    www.terella.no

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  47. I am so sorry for your loss, what a terrible thing to happen and as you say makes you feel the need to express your love to those you care about.

    A wonderful photo too.

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  48. I like your concept of comparison. Yes, we are comparatively small in size but we build gigantic buildings. It's so amazing.

    Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

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  49. That's a wonderful picture mar. It's good for you to feel life has to go on after such dreadful news, though often hard to put into practice. My thoughts are with you. Take care.

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  50. Nice choice! Have a great weekend :-)

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  51. Oh..that is very sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss. Deepest deepest sympathies..

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  52. Yes we are small things in life! ...Life is sometimes so hard.

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  53. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Such a terrible thing to lose a loved one unexpectedly.

    {{{HUGS}}}

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  54. Mar, my dear...Sooooo sorry to read this terrible and shocking news. You and Mr. Mar must be devistated! And how terrible for his young family....! Sometimes it is hard to understand these things...Such a young man, cut down in his prime...! Why? I know there is no answer but this kind of terrible accident and loss makes me very angry, in a certain way....It is so very unfair. I send both you and Mr. Mar my very very best and a big virtual hug to you both....I am so deeply sorry for your loss, my dear Mar.

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  55. I can see how you feel small standing under those columns... it's a great shot.

    How sad that you had to bring such heartbreaking news in the same post. Ich finde nie die richtigen Worte in solch einer Situation - wahrscheinlich, weil es die gar nicht gibt. Es ist so traurig...

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  56. I will probably look smaller if I stand beside those hehehehhehe..
    Mine is up too:
    Every Beat Of My Heart

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