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Old 06-08-2009   #31
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Originally Posted by yetigonecrazy View Post
so everybody is sad, but nobody knows who it is?
"The tears of strangers are only water." ~Russian proverb

Contrary to this proverb, I empathize with this stranger because in this case the tears are not only water, they are the river... our bond. It's not about who this is, it's about the river and the joy and tragedy it can bring to our lives.

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Old 06-08-2009   #32
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I work in ER/ICU. It is very important that you recount this event amongst friends and honor his memory.

No amount of money is worth your free time!
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Old 06-08-2009   #33
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"ive asked "fluidgirl" repeatedly who she is long before this incident and have never been given a response"


Why not just click her profile. Enough of her name is in there you should be able to determine if you know her.

Sarah, though I do not know you I am very sorry to hear of your loss.
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Old 06-08-2009   #34
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Sarah, my heart goes out to you and all who are effected. I can't even imagine what you are going through.

Yeti...this is one of those times you should refrain from using your keyboard. Please.
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Old 06-08-2009   #35
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Sorry for your loss.

Yeti, Just chill. This isn't the time or the place.
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Old 06-08-2009   #36
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I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and both family's.


Life Goes On
by Tarna
The rain will fall the snow will sparkle,
the tree's will blow and the birds will sing, children will dance flowers will grow, music will ring and tears will flow,
ice will melt and memories felt.
Yesterday i was there, today i am not.
The angels called upon me and led me far away.
Tears will fall, hearts will break.
but i am still there in your heart.
I can still be felt.
close your eyes can you see me standing there? remember life goes on.
one day we will meet but until then enjoy what you have got.
If you ever need me just close your eyes and i will be there,
open your eyes and i will be gone,
now live your life and move on.
Remember i am only sleeping.
i will never be too far.
i will be that star shining down on you,
can you see it?
tonight i say goodbye,
tonight i shed my last tear,
i have to leave the angels are near.
Fall with the rain,
sparkle with the snow,
blow with the tree's
and sing with the birds,
dance with the children
and ring with the music,
enjoy yourself and be happy,
smile and cry sing and dance,
laugh and be sad.
share moments and express feelings.
stengthen and weaken.
love and smile.
you are still young, your life is yours.
forever will i miss you.
but now I've been laid to rest.
the angel came i got my wings.
i can fly, and i can sore
i can reach where I've never been before.
close your eyes see I'm still standing there.
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Old 06-08-2009   #37
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Originally Posted by KUpolo View Post

Yeti, Just chill. This isn't the time or the place.

So so so sorry to hear of this and your loss. Being just recently married, it'll make me think quite a bit harder about what I may be leaving behind. I can't imagine what it was like for you......and it sent chills up my spine thinking of what my wife may think/do in the same situation.

Our thoughts will be with you and your families......
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Old 06-08-2009   #38
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Sarah, so sorry you have to go through this.

Today, June 8 is the worst day of my life, 7yrs ago my good friend died 5 feet away from me. I've never felt so helpless in an environment I feel so very comfortable in. My other good friend once told me "the risks are real, but so are the rewards" it's so true. It's incredible that something can bring so much happiness and still be able to bring so much pain.

I always hated the saying they died doing something they loved, cause the fact is they didn't want to die. What I've thought and figured, is they died in a great place, with people that loved them, with the mist, sun and smiles. It wasn't on a road, or in a school but with the above. Be glad you were there to support him as you were obviously the only one he wanted to be there with. So I guess that saying isn't all that bad.

I'm so sorry you have to go through this. My condolences to you and your families.

Gary E

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Old 06-08-2009   #39
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I just wanted to say I really feel for you right now. Enough that I just logged in for what is probably the first time in 3 years. I lost one of my good friends just over three years ago and my husband was with him when it happend even paddled into the rapid to get a grap loop to him but he just couldn't hold on to it. The call I got that afternoon still haunts me. I flew out the next day and spent days hiking through the canyon looking for him.

I feel terrible knowing this is incredibly rough for you. I could not drive by his condo without crying for probably 6-9 months. I still cry occasionally when I think of him. Please continue to reach out to the kayaking community - they will help you through this if you let them. We had so many great friends that did so much for us in the days, weeks, months and years following the accident. I will never be able to fully explain how much their support meant during that time. So, just remember there are a lot of people who will help you if you just let them. Even it's just calling someone b/c you don't want to sit alone at night. Or you just need a friendly email.

I hope you can find peace. I will have you in my thoughts.
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