Monday, March 15, 2010

Renee's Salon of Beauty

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Thank you for making us all more beautiful sweet Renee. I miss you.

We're here to end it,
I said & she said, No,
we're here to begin it
& then she turned &
opened her arms
& everywhere I could see,
there were people,
like bright birds, calling
with a thousand voices
& suddenly I understood.

Here is where it begins.
With all of us, together
giving our daughters
a world worth loving
for a lifetime to come.

Poem available from Story People as part of illustrated print with all profits donated to breast cancer research for as long as it takes to find the Cure.

Top photo from S Jones, photos in slide show from flickr.

30 comments:

Jeana Marie said...

beautiful Chrisy...I'm sure her loved ones will be blessed and encouraged by this post, you have such an elegant way of saying things.
xo,
Jeana

Rose said...

Such sweet photos in the slideshow Chrisy.

Rose

SoCalWendie said...

So beautifully sweet

Sam said...

Delightful Chrisy! Love that neon signage too - I wonder what will happen to it?

melanie said...

lovely post, Chrisy :)

Jackie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. Any friend of Renee is a friend of mine:)
This is very beautiful . I miss her too!

Angela Recada said...

Renee would have loved this!
xo
Angela

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for this beautiful tribute to dear Renee. And thank you, too, for commenting on my own blog!

Grand Purl Baa said...

It is a morning of words to touch the heart. I began with this one.

http://www.mymissinglife.blogspot.com/

Short powerful words work.

Hot Fudge said...

What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. It should help ease the pain her family must be going through.

Kolleen said...

thank you so much dear Chrisy for visiting me and sending me your way....such a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful soul....we are all better for having Renee touch our lives.

sending love to you
xoxo
k

Thestrawberrymallard said...

Oh how beautiful ! Renee will live forever in the heart of each indivual who knew here A lovely tribute!
Nancy

Ribbon said...

I love the sign and yes Renee certainly brought the best out in people... I miss her and think often think of her with a smile.

Renee was a clever witty wise woman that I loved from the first time we met.

lovely post and thank you for taking the time to let me know.

best wishes
Ribbon

Ribbon said...

ps... your blog is very beautiful and I like it here, but unfortunately for me (i'm on a very old computer) it takes a while to download.

I will be back, but not as often as I would like.

kj said...

chrisy, i know the story people--i have one of his prints--and i am always amazed how he slices right to the core of what matters, in so few words. this is just great, and there is no doubt it and the sign would make renee har har.

thanks for commenting on mr. ryan's art collaboration. he was pretty pleased when he saw what happened to his squiggles!

love
kj

Marion said...

Chrisy, Renee would absolutely eat this up with a spoon! It's beyond beautiful. (And I own several of the Story People books by Brian Andreas. He's an amazing writer and artist!) Renee called me in December and we talked for about 30 minutes. My husband answered the phone and said, "It's RENEE", like a rock star was calling. I laughed because he'd seen me weeping so many times on my keyboard while reading her blog, that he felt he knew her, too. What a gift it was to know her and to talk to her and correspond with her. I only knew her for one short year, but it was an amazing year getting to know such a loving, giving, big-hearted soul. I can truly say she changed my life (and hundreds of others, too!) Thanks for visiting my blog and telling me about your place. I'll be back....Blessings!!

Mim said...

Lovely, lovely tribute to that wonderful lady...I miss her....

Linda said...

Oh my, just lovely and a wonderful tribute to our Renee. She would have thought that sign a real hoot! The Story People are just right for this - I love their gentleness and insight. The slides are perfect. It was a joy to see. Thank You!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A beautiful tribute to Renee. Let us all be her bright birds now! Thanks for choosing/creating such a perfect poem and slideshow, Chrisy!

mermaid said...

I know she sees this. I know tears are falling on your heart right now.

Caroline said...

How delightful! What a lovely tribute to dear Renee. Thanks so much for passing by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment and leading me here!

purplecat said...

A great tribute to Renee, she touched the lives of so many, a truly pure soul.

Hey Harriet said...

A beautiful tribute to Renee. Gorgeous Chrisy!

Jaliya said...

Yum! Renee was a beauty-bringer. Thank you, Chrisy, for this, and for visiting my blog :-)

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Chrisy, this is such a great photo, Renee, would love this photo. I am saying this as now, I believe Renee is still with us, in a different way.

What a great shop!

HUGE HUG!

Julie

Snowbrush said...

I just wish that Renee were here to see her sign.

one little acorn said...

A beautiful tribute. The pictures (especially the sign to Renee's) and the words bought a smile to my face. Very fitting tribute to such a lovely friend.
Thanks for dropping by and saying hello.
xx

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