Sunday, 30 November 2008

Shadow Shot Sunday # 3

I'm afraid I've been neglecting Shadow Shot Sunday for a while, as I've had to travel interstate on family business.

Today's effort is courtesy of the wild weather we have been experiencing in Brisbane over the past couple of weeks. The first storm left us without power for five hours and we were forced to resort to using a battery operated little lamp. As Tony was creating our exotic evening meal (a ham sandwich), I was spooked by his shadow on the ceiling of the kitchen.




We decided to watch a movie on our portable DVD player, but the battery was flat. Then the batteries in the little lamp started to sulk, so we stumbled off to bed. Compared to how other parts of Brisbane fared, we were extremely lucky that we only suffered a loss of power.

Life for us this week has been particularly hard. My younger brother died peacefully in hospital yesterday morning after his life support system had been withdrawn. He was eight years younger than me and ten years younger than my other brother. He brought so much joy to our lives and now we are left with this huge hole which will be impossible to fill. Rest in peace, Phil.


17 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

I am so sorry to hear of your brother's passing. It is heart wrenching.




Your shadow shot is amazing...

bobbie said...

My sympathy and prayers for your brother and you and your family.

Sweet Repose said...

So sorry to hear of your loss...I was thinking of a spiritual orb when I first saw your photo, then I read your post...you are in my prayers.

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss, we can not imagine losing a sibling...please know that you are in our prayers.

Your shadow is so interesting today....it looks like a giant eye looking down.

Hey Harriet said...

Your shadow shot is a bit spooky!

My thoughts are with you & your family. I'll not threaten you with more squishy hugs for fear you may not turn up to the brisStyle Christmas market!

Take care during this difficult time. xo

Greyscale Territory said...

Strange! When I saw the beautiful light shadow on your ceiling, I immediately thought of some mystical light beyond this earth! Then I saw your comment and felt your sadness!

Take great care of yourself and walk quietly in peace!

Magical Moments with Me and Mine said...

So sorry to read of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Gina said...

Very unusual and fascinating shadow there. SO very sorry to hear about your brother.

Dianne said...

the shadow is very spiritual

I am sorry for your loss. my thoughts are with you and your family.

Kelly said...

Oh, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your brother. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

M.Kate said...

Hi there, sorry to hear about your loss..

The shadow is kinda spooky and mysterious but glad you managed to capture it :D

Twinkle Star Art said...

Very spooooky!

I wish you and your family the best. I hope the funeral is a pleasant reflection on your brother's life shared among those closely loved.

FCP said...

So sorry for your loss--sending you blessings of peace and comfort.

Your quilt in the earlier post is my favorite--
Faye

Hot Fudge said...

I am overwhelmed by all the messages of love and support and I thank you so much.

Bec said...

That shadow is amazing Robyn. I am guessing you are still away as I type this. I hope you have found some comfort and peace as you share this difficult time with your family. Take care, XXX Bec

Sara said...

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. An impossible event, it feels like. And good for you for using your artist's eye to share beauty with others in such a hard time.

Lisa B. said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss...good to know he went peacefully. I hope you find comfort in your time of sorrow.

Neat SS!