Thursday, June 25, 2009

One Less

Our Community lost a piece of its future tonight. In one earth-shattering moment, one of our children was taken away from us forever. What was supposed to be a day of celebration, the completion of another school year in sleepy New Fairfield turned tragic at a party. No, alcohol wasn't involved, no there was no mean-spirited hazing, yes the parents were in attendance. But in one swift moment our lives were changed forever.

We're not supposed to lose our children. They are to out-live their parents, out-shine them in their abilities. They are supposed to make the world a better place. Catherine Burke will never have that chance. She should be lazing the summer away having her mother tell her to get up each morning. Now her mother walks past her empty room. One less at the table, one less in the car. One less.

Instead of gathering for the next party, our community gathers for a funeral. Our hearts have been changed tonight. Our sympathies go out to the Burke family. The loss of one child diminishes us all.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Skywatch Friday: That's Atlantic City!

Ocean City, New Jersey is literally an island unto itself, located about 20 miles south of Atlantic City. This picture was captured early in the morning before the haze lifted. Normally invisible, it was amazing to see with such clarity, the outline of the ACNJ skyline.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Watery Wednesday, Kent Falls

This is one of the many inlets of Kent Falls. I was in a reflective, quiet mood today as my eldest daughter turns 20. I looked for a picture to post that expresses the calmness and thoughtfulness that I feel. I am so proud of my daughter.
Love and Happiness to all.
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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Roadtrip to Hartford

The sky has been laden with clouds over the last month. Some good, some bad--we've had a lot of rain. The sky was bright and pretty on our ride up to Hartford a couple weeks ago. The perfect backdrop against such an interesting building.
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