Monday, April 12, 2010

Time out

I learned this morning that my beautiful and beloved sister Alison Turner died suddenly today, at the age of 57, in New Zealand, where she lived.

I can't really do this in words just now.  Using the past tense is more than I can cope with.  So I'll be away for a bit.  Thanks.

40 comments:

Plutarch said...

What a lovely photograph. So sorry. I know from personal experience how devastating it is to be suddenly told of the death of a sibling. I feel for you deeply and my thoughts will be with you.

rb said...

Yes, it is a lovely photograph.

I am so very sorry, Lucy. I can't even begin to imagine how this must feel. I am thinking of you and will try to send some strength since I do actually have some to spare at the moment.

Big hugs from us all here xxx

rr said...

Dear, dear Lucy. Bon courage and much love.

Nimble said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Will be thinking of you.

blackbird said...

Take care. I hope for comfort and peace for you and your family as you move forward without your beloved sister.

julie said...

Oh, Lucy, what terrible news. You and your family will be in my prayers.

The Crow said...

Oh, dear, dear Lucy. I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I were there to give you a hug. Your sister is beautiful.

Barrett Bonden said...

There's an unearthly resemblance with a casually included photo that appeared in the Breton wedding series in mid 2008 - causing a double heart-stop. A cruel loss. At fifty-seven life should be close to its peak which means the sense of loss must be all the sharper. Write a poem, but later. Sorry, Lucy.

Jean said...

Oh Lucy, what a terrible shock this must be. Thinking of you with love and sympathy.

xxxx

Anil P said...

Very sorry to learn of her demise. No words are ever sufficient to convey what the loss must mean. Wish you strength in your moment of sorrow.

marja-leena said...

Oh, oh dear Lucy, what a stunning loss, so sorry. What a beautiful woman. Much hugs and sympathy and bon courage to you and your family!

Rosie said...

so sorry.. and she was so young

Clive said...

My thoughts go with you Lucy. I guess most of us expect to see our parents die, but the loss of a sibling bites too close to the bone for comfort, as brothers and sisters are so caught up in our own senses of mortality. Go gently and look after yourself. Come to terms with the loss by stages. Try to take comfort in the arrival of Spring. We're all here so briefly. As every year passes I tell myself that each moment must count. Fifty-seven is too young to die. Alison has a lovely smile in that photograph.

Dave said...

So sorry to hear this. Hang in there.

SpiralSkies said...

So sorry to hear your sad news. Sending love...

Catalyst said...

Oh, Lucy, I send my deepest sympathy. Your sister was beautiful and way too young to be gone. Be strong.

herhimnbryn said...

Dear Lucy,
From across the sea I send you my love.

PurestGreen said...

Oh my dear Lucy. I'm so sorry. What a shock. Much love to you.

Lesley said...

Oh dear, what dreadful news. I will be thinking of you.
xx

Zhoen said...

Another handful of love and condolences.

HKatz said...

I'm so sorry; sending condolences along with prayers to you and your family for the strength to cope with this.

Anne said...

Very sorry to hear that.

Peter said...

Lucy, take care of yourself. I'm so sorry.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Poo. At all levels.

christopher said...

Life sucks sometimes. This saddens me, makes my eyes sting.

Rouchswalwe said...

How terrible, dear Lucy! How terrible. You'll have no appetite for a long time, but do eat something for strength when you can. My heart goes out to you.

Lucas said...

Dear Lucy,
This is deeply sad and so hard a thing to bare, when your sister so beautiful and so alive has died. So think of her with love wherever she is in the universe.
Lucas.

Julia said...

Lucy, I send my love too. I'm so so sorry.

Lucy said...

Thank you, you are all very lovely.

I'll be around again in a while.

zephyr said...

Oh, dear Lucy...i am just getting back to catching up with my favorite blogs. i am so, so sorry to read this. What a lovely photograph...she looks like a wonderful person. i know exactly what you mean about the use of the past tense...i still cannot, do not, and i've decided, will not ever when it comes to my sister and nephew.

Sending you much love.

Isabelle said...

Oh Lucy - words fail (this doesn't often happen...) but I'm so sorry.

Clare said...

Oh Lucy, such sad news. I'm thinking of you walking the hard road.

Crafty Green Poet said...

how sad, I'm so sorry to hear that...

A Write Life said...

My sympathy to you and your family.

Granny J said...

What a great pity for on so young. You have all my sympathy, Lucy.

YourFireAnt said...

My sympathy. This is so hard.

T.

Dick said...

I'm so sorry, Lucy. I'm thinking of you and send love.

Bee said...

I love you. x

Avus said...

How dreadful! My thoughts are with you, Lucy.

leslee said...

Oh no. Just catching up. I am so sorry for your loss, Lucy. My deepest sympathy.