Can't Say Goodbye  by lbluejaye8

Can't Say Goodbye

“In time, in time they tell me, I'll not feel so bad. I don't want time to heal me. There's a reason I'm like this.
I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won't smooth you away.
I can't say goodbye.”

― China Miéville, The Scar
The quote makes me sad. It goes well with your photo. Nice processing.
August 15th, 2013  
@islandk8 Thank you. . . I'm feeling very sad about losing my mom, even thought it's been almost two years. I can't explain how alone I feel some times . . . she was a connection to a part of my life that is now been severed and I can't seem to shake it sometimes . . .
August 15th, 2013  
@lbluejaye8 I really can't imagine. My mom is everything to me. I am sure it is something you never get over. But I hope it gets easier for you.
August 15th, 2013  
@islandk8 It is unimaginable. We were best friends . . . she was 18 when she had me so we really grew up together. It's one of those things that when you think about not having your mom, you push it out of your mind. Sometimes I can be fine, but other times it just creeps into my mind and I can't seem to push it away. It has gotten easier, but I don't know if I will ever be the same.
August 15th, 2013  
@lbluejaye8 Wow...you certainly did grow up together. I am sure it will not ever be the same. But I'm sure you have wonderful memories of her.
August 15th, 2013  
Touching picture and quote...and I certainly can't say goodbye. Ever.
August 15th, 2013  
@islandk8 I do . . thank you, Kate.
August 15th, 2013  
@mrssmith203 Thank you! I had hoped the quote would match the picture.
August 15th, 2013  
Lovely shot
August 15th, 2013  
@kerristephens Thank you, Kerri.
August 15th, 2013  
Fabulous image/editing and love the words .
August 15th, 2013  
love your processing and the poem makes me sad I cannot even imagine..
August 15th, 2013  
My heart goes out to you! I've always been so far from my Mom. It seems your open gate (which is gorgeous) has more meaning than you imagined.
August 15th, 2013  
Awesome capture.
August 15th, 2013  
Great shot and editing, sorry you feel so sad :0(
August 15th, 2013  
@jodimuli Thanks! They just seem to go together.
August 15th, 2013  
@cheribug Thank you. . . these words really get to me.
August 15th, 2013  
@savannah51 The gate did take on a new meaning after I processed it and then I found the right words. Thank you.
August 15th, 2013  
@witchyjacq Thank you for kind words. Time is healing me, but it never leaves me.
August 15th, 2013  
Nicely done.
August 16th, 2013  
beautiful pairing of the quote with the photo... the play of light and shadow works so very well to illustrate... I think it takes time following a loss, particularly of someone so very close, to find our "new normal" - things don't go back to the way they were, and they never will, so we have to somehow adjust.
August 16th, 2013  
@seahawker Light is so important in a photo as in a painting. It reflects moods and I felt compelled to change the lighting to accommodate the nature of this particular sentiment. I agree . . . things don't ever really get better. . . we just adapt, like Darwin's creatures.
August 17th, 2013  
love...
August 21st, 2013  
August 22nd, 2013  
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