My friend died.....
One of the most beautiful souls in the world died on Saturday July 14th 2012 @ 11:30pm.
People die all the time...good people..... We just don't know them.
My friend Maria has lost her 12 year battle with cancer.
She was the dear, sweet, kind and dedicated mother of one of my best friends in the world....and she was also a friend of mine.
Maria was a world renowned artist from Niagara Falls.
In this day and age....she did the almost impossbile task of making a living out of one of her passions.
She painted mostly flowers. The attached are some quick and simple snap shots I took of two of her paintings on the last day I saw her.
I found such peace wandering around her gallery...studying her beautiful work.
It made me forget about the bad and remember the good.
Marias biggest passion was being a mother.
She had one daughter, Sarah. Sarah was the light of her life...and Maria was the light of my friend Sarahs life.
I lost my mom years ago. So I not only feel sad for the loss of Maria...I feel the pain of my friend.
Maria was the saving grace in many, many lives. She mothered everyone. She never let us down.
Maria gave me a place to go every Christmas.
For a while..I had no family to share the holiday with....and Maria welcomed me into her house to celebrate with her beloved family.
During our last visit she had a clear moment...and told everyone around the bed about the time I got her tickets to the Trans Siberian Orchestra, a concert she loved.
She made sure to brag about me..the fact that I was on stage in front of thousands of people and everyone clapped for me. Her eyes lit up while she told the story. Being on stage is no big deal for me...but Maria reminded me that it is cool...I guess.
It feels good when someone you respect is proud of you.
When I heard the news...oddly enough, I was looking at a flower. Maria loved her flowers...that's why she painted them.
I'm lucky. My backyard is filled with flowers.
From now on...for the rest of my life....I will always look at a flower and wonder if Miss Marias heavenly soul has painted it...just for me.
Thank you to my friend Maria.
I will miss you....so much.
And thank you, the dedicated and loyal 97.7 HTZ FM listener ...for allowing me to share life with you.
Ps..There are tears on my keyboard.