Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flash Fiction Friday, May 25, 2012 ~ The Road of Destiny

Edited 17 August 2013.......Today is my late friend Tim Zahurones' birthday. As a tribute I am reposting the short farewell piece I wrote last year in his honor. Join me in remembering a wonderful man, father, son and brother to us all.......he loved Eric Clapton music, as do I:

Today is 100 word, no more nor less and inspired by a common photograph, Flash Fiction Friday.  But this is not fiction.  My friend died unexpectedly on May 16th in a car accident in Wisconsin, I just learned today.  He was a friend of distance, born in life loving his family, friends, women, music and art in all forms.  While we never met, we loved.   Not one another, physically, but Mother God of Life: all knowing, powerful, forgiving and loving who embraces each and everyone, filling us with joy, hope and passion for those we choose to include and love on our path to destiny.

Tim loved my work, my writing and shared my artistic appreciation of the body created in God's own image.  In that way, he loved me, encouraging all that I did through his enjoyment and pleasures.  I am sorry he is dead.  I am sorry we never met.  But, I am not sorry to have known him and brought him whatever happiness I could.  So this is a small tribute to my friend, Tim Zahurones, who enjoyed Eric Clapton, lived, loved and indulged his life in Summit Lake, Wisconsin.  We were joined in our passions and our bittersweet pursuit of La Joie de Vie.

The Road of Destiny

The road, once bathed in illumination and life, now dimly lit by the faint and flickering past, was not chosen.  This road to the darkened nowhere takes us from the heart-warmed embrace of life and loves against our will, but not unknowingly.  This road awaits us all, but for some, the path at once sweet is bitter and too eager to rise before us.

Some turn back to cheat this darkened destiny, but others fly willingly into the black grasp.  Cherish life: the hope, challenge and rewards She bears are the fruit of your breath.

Not so, my friend.
Be free……………….


Good-bye, Timmy. Your life lingers in my heart.


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Now, please visit my author friends and have a taste of the life they breathed into this photo, from their perspective. 

Benjamin Russell: http://incubuschronicles.blogspot.com/
Patricia Logan http://naughtypassions.blogspot.com/?zx=d735233d541ad690
S. J. Maylee: http://SJMaylee.com
Savannah Chase http://www.savannahchase.com/blog
ER Pierce: http://www.erpierce.comKendel Davi: http://kendeldavi.wordpress.com
Sherri Hayes: http://sherri-hayes.blogspot.com/
Gemma Parkes: http://gemmaparkes.blogspot.com/
Cassandre Dayne: http://cassandredayne.wordpress.com/
Sherry Palmer: http://michellechatton.blogspot.ca/
CyrilJ. Michael: http://authorcyriljmichaels.blogspot.ca/
Venus Cahill: http://www.venusbookluvr.blogspot.ca/


29 comments :

  1. Passionate heartfelt loss in so few words. I feel for the loss of your friend. Well done xx

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    1. Thank you, Naomi. Cherish your passions, life and loves.:) xo

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  2. Dear Muffy Really that is a great tribute to your Loving Friend , my humble condolcenses for the bereaved family . Lord God will protect the departed soul

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    1. Bless you, Jail Ji. Lord God protects all souls, living and departed:) xo

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  3. A beautiful tribute and an exquisite piece of writing Muffy. Simply beautiful.

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    1. Thank you for you kindness, Gemma:) xo

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  4. What a beautiful tribute to him. I'm sorry for the loss of your dear friend. Beautifully done.

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    1. Oh, Bonni, thank you so much. The sadness is burdensome today:) xo

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  5. Wow Muffy, that was very heartfelt and beautiful. I am in awe. So sorry for your loss.

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  6. Leann, you are too kind. Thank you.

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  7. All I can say is truly beautiful. What a beautiful send off for a dear friend.

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    1. You are kind to comment and share my sorrow. Thank you, Cassandra.

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  8. This is truly powerful. I love it..

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    1. Thank you, Savannah. You lighten my heart.

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  9. My heart is all puffy with the power of your love and friendship. Simply beautiful.

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    1. Oh, S.J., I am so sorry, but it helps me to share my loss. Thank you so much for your kind comments.

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  10. What a heartfelt and inspiring flash, Muffy. Very poignant and emotional.

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  11. This is a wonderful tribute to your friend. Emotional, touching and pure of heart and love. I lost a very close friend of mine a few months ago and poured my heart into one of my Six Sentence Sundays. It's bitter sweet and yet so beautiful. God Bless, Muffy! This was beautiful.

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  12. Just beautiful! What a heartfelt tribute to your friend. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. Muffy, this is a touching tribute to your lost friend. I can only hope that when my time comes, someone will remember me so lovingly. I'm quite sure Tim is "upstairs" reading it and applauding your words. (( Hugs ))

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  14. Beautiful sentiment. I know he heard you. :)

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  15. This is so beautiful Muffy. Every word was heartfelt.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. It had a lot more impact when the music playing was Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", but I changed the music for my Memorial Day piece.......

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  16. That was exquisitely sad to read yet so beautifully heartfelt. You brought a tear to my eye and I am sure your friend is smiling down on you right now. He will always be without, in every breeze your feel..he is whispering to you. He will never leave you and will keep encouraging you to find..La Joie de Vivre. I am French and I have always loved that phrase. (((hugss))))

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  17. Tim was my father. I know how much he appreciates this. Thank you so much for keeping him alive. It means the most to me. This was so beautiful.

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  18. Tim, your bright light went out far before its time. Tonight, on your birthday, we can look up at the stars and see light from stars that burned out long ago. But their light is still arriving here and will continue to long after all of us are dust. So many lives are touched in some way, no matter how briefly, and most never know whom they have touched and encouraged along during their low spots, the turning points, the support when we stumble. And memories are like starlight - they go on forever. Shine bright Tim!

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    1. Thank you, Bobbie Joe. This is beautiful. And you are a beautiful person. I am so glad to share a friendship with you.
      Much love and appreciation,
      Muffy

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  19. My friend, Bobbie Joe Roberta Josephine, wrote this on her Facebook page upon sharing my post. Thank you, Bobbie Joe. This is beautiful. Muffy

    Tim, your bright light went out far before its time. Tonight, on your birthday, we can look up at the stars and see light from stars that burned out long ago. But their light is still arriving here and will continue to long after all of us are dust. So many lives are touched in some way, no matter how briefly, and most never know whom they have touched and encouraged along during their low spots, the turning points, the support when we stumble. And memories are like starlight - they go on forever. Shine bright Tim!
    ~ Bobbie Joe Roberta Josephine

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    1. Thank you, Bobbie Joe. This is beautiful. ANd you are a beautiful person. I am so glad to share a friendship with you.
      Much love and appreciation,
      Muffy

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