Thursday, April 19, 2007

So.

Sorry that I didn't post for two days. Things have been pretty hectic around here, to say the least. Hectic, sad, happy, joyful, busy, invigorating, shocking. So much has happened. My friend in Virginia, Jessica, lost a friend in the Virginia Tech Shootings. I am sure they shocked all of you as much as they did me. I wanted to fly right over and cry with my friend for the person she would never see again. I once read in a book that you should pin red ribbons around your house and garden if someone close to you dies. So even though the school shooting was 4000 miles away, I felt the need to pay my respects somehow.
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Besides that I have had at least a few thousand
pieces of schoolwork and meetings to attend and essays to write. It's all fun though. My national examinations (a hugely massive colossal 21 of them!!!!) start on May 10th so I am working hard for them as well. I had to go to a lecture yesterday about attending Oxford/Cambridge (most prestigious universities in the country) which I would absolutely adore to do but there's no chance I'd get in. No chance. Anyway...I just had time to snap a daisy. In this flurry of activity and schoolwork and terror in schools, this daisy seemed hopeful as its head poked above the grass. It almost seemed to be a sign. A sign saying "Don't worry. Don't give up." I liked this daisy. :)
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And my favourite ever teacher Mrs. J is leaving at the end of the year. She's the best, so I'll savour the lessons we have left I guess. Hopefully I'll be feeling more upbeat tomorrow - just the things that happen in this world...they sometimes hit you with full force and remind you of the wrongs and evils. Don't you sometimes wish you could sit comfortably in a little bubble or in a field of flowers where everything could be hunky-dory? I have days like that. But we have to face it. Something I always tell myself, there is MUCH more good in this world than bad. Much. Let's dwell on that. :)

17 Comments:

Anonymous Kim said...

Your last line.....well said. You are so very wise.

7:08 pm, April 19, 2007  
Blogger aboutimage said...

Way more good then bad :) I like to thin so as well

Love the daisy photo

7:17 pm, April 19, 2007  
Blogger Jennifer said...

You are such a great talanted, gifted, wise person, and everything you said I'm there with you on! You spoke it all and thank you! I am so heartbroken and saddened by all of this, but there is a lot of good out there in the end, just keep looking up above you and he is always looking down! Love your pics great selections for this!!

7:57 pm, April 19, 2007  
Blogger Ellen said...

Oh Lulu. I was so hoping that you were just busy these past couple of days. I'm sorry you were touched somewhat directly by this tragedy. It's so hard to understand... But you're right, we need to focus on the good over the bad. It's the only way to keep going, I think. The bad can really way you down if you let it.

Beautiful photos. I love the sentiment of the daisy and the ribbon is just perfect. I know it's hard to lose a favourite teacher too, when they're such a source of inspiration. Maybe you can stay in touch?

I'm praying for your friend Jessica, you, and everyone else touched by what happened!

8:12 pm, April 19, 2007  
Anonymous Frederique said...

Lulu, I so love reading your blog! Don't ever stop it..Promise? You're a breath of fresh air, everytime. I'd like to think tat the goods outweigh the bads, by far, but sometimes yes, it's hard not to succomb to some gloomy feelings. I can hardly imagine this can really happen...So so sad.
Your clarity in your photograps is awesome, well done. Love the dotty cup on the purple mat..Don't know why, just like it so much!

8:14 pm, April 19, 2007  
Blogger tanya said...

Thoughts and prayers for you friend Lulu...Hang in there...

1:00 am, April 20, 2007  
Blogger Robyn said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us as well as your inspiring photography. While there are people like you in this world the good will alwys outweigh the bad.

1:39 am, April 20, 2007  
Blogger Angela said...

I am sorry for your friends loss. It is a terrible and sensless thing that happened at VT. My heart and prayers goes out to all who are affected by what happened.

Your right, there is much more good in the world than bad. It just seems though that all the media reports about is the bad. I love your photos in the post. Very appropriate and fitting for the mood.

There is a quote that comes to mind right now.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

2:25 am, April 20, 2007  
Blogger AmyC said...

Aw, Lulu. :( Yes, I would love to be safe in a little bubble or field of flowers. More than anything, I'd love that for my girls. But, you know what they say... you can't have true joy without knowing sadness, good without bad, etc. You know? Not that that makes anything okay. It does not justify the bad, but just know that when the days get better, things will taste even sweeter because of what (general) you've gone through.

I have to say that I think your little daisy may be one of my all time favorites from you. It may be a combination of the awesome photo & the words you wrote about it. Such a fantastic outlook on life, Lulu. :)

6:08 am, April 20, 2007  
Blogger Christie said...

wow. seeing that touching ribbon with your sweet little ladybug pin in the center of it really touches me. you really leave a little piece of you in each of your images.

the daisy is great too. nice dof.

6:35 am, April 20, 2007  
Blogger Amy (3 Peas) said...

Love the daisy- and the sentiment expressed. I agree whole heartedly with you. The world is filled with beauty and love, but can always use a little more :)
LOVE the daisy :)

6:41 am, April 20, 2007  
Anonymous kimberly bee said...

I agree, Lulu. I like to think there's much more good than bad. It just doesn't get as much press. Big hugs to you and your friend :(.
That flower just makes me happy!

5:05 pm, April 20, 2007  
Blogger mindy~ree said...

love the flower photo....love the dof and the way that one sticks up high above the rest...

love it!

6:52 pm, April 20, 2007  
Blogger Jack and Carley said...

I love the daisy photo, and the news about virginia tech, terrible. I know I keep asking you to come and visit but seriously we are REALLY lonely. You are very wise with words.

2:15 am, April 21, 2007  
Blogger Super Hero said...

Lulu.. I am a big fan of your blog. I love to read what you write. I am sorry that the VT shooting have had an effect on you and your friend.

Angela

PS... I just noticed this today, you picture of you cousin has a little fuzzy under his nose. Do you have photoshop? :)

3:45 am, April 21, 2007  
Blogger Sherry B said...

What a beautiful tribute image!
I've been thinking a lot this week about how nice it would be to be able to shelter ourselves and our families away from all the bad...but how impossible it would be.
Best of luck on all your end-of-the-year activities!

5:47 am, April 21, 2007  
Blogger Lulu said...

Thanks. I SO appreciate your kind words. :)

3:07 pm, April 21, 2007  

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