The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Monday, 10 January 2011

When Words Are Not Enough

A blog update. One sentence. Five words.
Five words were enough for the writer to convey all the pain and sorrow in her heart.
And we, her readers, were at a loss. Because even though words usually come easily to all those of us that blog, on this occasion we all felt that words were not enough. No words were going to make it better. Yet all we had were words. And a tenuous friendship built across thousands of miles by exchanging hundreds of words.
Yes, sometimes words are not enough but I hope that our futile words are able to convey the message that we care. Across the thousands of miles, we truly care.
I was planning a post on a lighter subject, but some things can wait. This post is dedicated to a special friend I met through blogging who has lost her husband to cancer.


  1. Oh, I am so sorry for your friend, Loree.

    I wish there was anything what could heal her heart at the moment, but there is no such thing.

    You are a wonderful friend, and I am sure it helps her a lot.

    I am truly sorry and am sending many warm thoughts to your friend.

    God bless her.

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend's husband, Loree! A time like this, no word seem to be enough, and many words seem not to be enough either..

    My condolences!

  3. i've been following her blog for 2 years now, and when i read her latest post, i couldn't help but weep for her. i wanted to say something, but, as you said, it would be futile.

  4. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss, Loree.

  5. Loree I'm so sorry to hear of your friends loss. I saw her post. Just heart breaking!

  6. It's very sad. Only time can heal. You will never forget but it would hurt less.

  7. I'm so sorry to hear this. My prayers and hugs to your friend.

  8. I just read her post and my heart is breaking for her...very sweet of you to post of her and I'm glad I returned to blogland for a bit to catch this.

  9. The best thing to do is just to let her know you care and that she's not alone.

  10. So sorry to hear of your friend's loss.. It's good to have your friends close by in a time like this.. even if by words and spirit... xxx Julie

  11. my deepest sympathies, loree - i am sorry to hear of your friend's terrible loss. may your friendship be a great comfort to her at this difficult time.


  12. HUgs Loree..blessings of peace and healing to you and your friend and all those touched by this loss!!


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