Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sadness and Gratitude

This morning the first email I read was from Kirrily who is the brains (and action) behind the Creative for a Second Project. A project that brought together people from all over the world who live with the condition M.E./CFS. *

She wrote to inform us that one of the participants, Nina Bunin, sadly passed away this week.

I can't believe it. Only a few short months ago Nina wrote to me that she was "Out doing. Virtually recovered from M.E". On her Blog (9th July last) she wrote: "I’ve gotten almost well, and am painting like a fiend, and teaching art."
What a tough blow to be diagnosed with cancer after such a long battle with M.E.

Rest in peace my friend

The thoughts about Nina makes one appreciate and express gratitude to life. The daily challenges seem small.

I am grateful to wake up in the morning.
I am grateful to have friends: 'Real life' Friends, 'Phone' Friends, 'Post' Friends and 'Virtual' Friends, who keep me grounded in life, who make me part of the world we live in.
I am grateful to have a roof above my head, and a place to write and create.
I am grateful to see the world, to hear it, to smell it, to experience it.

Love to you Nina.

Love to all of you.


Suzi Wiiliams' Write Time said...

How tragic poor can be so cruel.
I hope she finds peace in the light.

Corina Duyn said...

Dear Suzi, thank you for your kind words. It's hard to believe that Nina has gone, but as you so beautifully say. I hope she's found peace in the light.

hope all is well with you.