Featured Forum Thread: "I traveled home to New Mexico for a Funeral" by Vincepad

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Vincepad, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Vincepad

    Vincepad TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 29, 2013
    ...and I spent my time home making a photographic tribute to Laura Kathleen Padilla, PhD. This is what I finished with in my tribute:

    A dear family member passed away last Sunday after battling cancer for more than a decade. Laura Kathleen Padilla was an amazing woman who made a tremendous impact on the world in her brief 39 years on this earth. Though she has departed, she now shares eternity with of our beloved relatives who left before us; her view of our home town must be the stuff of our dreams. It is with this in mind that I humbly submit some of the photos that I created while I was home in New Mexico for her funeral. The trip home was sad, but visiting with my wonderful family reminded me of what a beautiful place the world is.

    Laura, I love you and miss you. These photos were made with you on my mind.

    Long road home

    Welcome to New Mexico

    New Mexico sent its most beautiful skies for Laura

    Strong and beautiful, even the mighty Cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande river must eventually fall

    A river. To cross.

    The path may be clear, but the destination is a mystery. Faith is our only guide.


    Earth, mirrored in the heavens

    The sun shall set. It is inevitable.

    ...darkest just before the dawn

    Dawn. A new day. A new reality. A new star looking down upon us.

    The original is at http://on.vncpd.us/1lfCWtC
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
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    Beautiful! And sad. I'm sorry for your loss. But what a great tribute you made to Laura. Well done.
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  3. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
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    Wonderful tribute. And I am very sorry for your loss. Gone too soon.
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  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
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    A lovely tribute. So sorry for your loss.
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  5. BJW

    BJW TalkEmount Regular

    Sep 30, 2011
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    A beautiful tribute to someone you obviously cared for a great deal. I think they feel honored!
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  6. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
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    My condolances. What an endearing tribute you made.
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  7. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Sorry for your loss. Beautiful tribute!
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  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
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    Always tough trips to make, especially when the person is not elderly. God bless.

    However, you came away with some great images.
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  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    My condolances...
    Such a sweet tribute with great photos - thanks for sharing
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  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Beautiful tribute to Laura. So sorry for your loss.