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For Vandana in solidarity


For Vandana  in  solidarity
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-25
Categories: Decisive Moment, Friends/Family
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS DO USM, CF SanDisk III 8 GB, B-W UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-25 12:01
Viewed: 4612
Points: 12
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No points ! No points ! No points !No points ! No points please !!

These white flowers are for you
Vandana .. since a dark cloud shove in front of the Sun ...

Today you phoned me with the very sad news; your Mother suddenly died today, Friday , in India.


Vandana; I share your sorrow/grief .. you are a very dear friend.. also you often spoke about'' and praised
your Parents to me and other TL friends.. a few times we even said hello to them .. via phone and skype.

I smile even; when I think back and our words had to be translated for Mom by either your Brother or Father ... Con ( Constantinous ) was teasing her a few times ...


Yes dear friend, Treklens is a place where people get to know each other better .. due to contacts and meetings .. after a while a sort of *alliance/solidarity* grows .. as if with real family.

Like our last wonderful TL meeting in Montreal, even in Quebec we met Jean and Ivan , all well organized by LucBus .. how nice it was to see all the guys ..Otto-Christan PierreFrigon and Diane Luc and Mimi Pierre Bussiere and of course you !! sitting in the backyard of my Daughter Mandy and
Sun in law Mat's garden ..the BBQ .. the giggles of my Granddaughters playing with you all..

Yes .. that makes us all feel like Family.. growing each time !

I contacted a few friends today when work let me ..and dear friend; we also are in tears !

For the (near) future I wish you all the strength you need and remember:
There are people with you in this!

Although Vandana, like you, I am hardly on the computer lately and VERY busy
this is done out of respect for your Mother and you.

God bless my dear !

John

**

The bitterest tears shed over graves
are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

~ Harriet Beecher Stowe ~

**


No points pleasse !! No points pleasse !! No points pleasse !!

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I'm so very sorry to hear the news that BOTH of you have had losses and family issues lately! My prayers are with you both. This is a lovely shot John and SO elegant and beautiful, which is what our older generation is! Please convey my condolences to Vandana and I must say I miss you on TL. God Bless!
Linda

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-07-25 12:27]

I am very sad to hear this news, John! Please relay my better thought at Vandana!
The so beautiful white roses are a good image to illustrate the solidarity and friendship we communicate at Vandana during this hard moment. Thanks for this meaningful tribute! Annie

Such sad news you bare us today John… I know how Vandana must feel as I lost my father a couple of years ago. Yet, I keep thinking I’ll see him walking through the front door any moment. I too remember when we spoke with Vandanas mother and family and the funny moments we all shared. Hang in there Vandana, I know it’s not easy but our thoughts and prayers are with you.

A very fitting photo for such a difficult time, John.

Our condolences,
Constantinos & Helen

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-07-25 13:00]

Hallo John,
Es ist eine sehr traurige Nachricht Die Du uns hier mitteilst, es hat, so wie Du schreibst, jemanden aus unseren Freundeskreis getroffen, übermittele bitte der Vandana unseres herzlichstes Mitgefühl, wir wünschen Ihr vom ganzem Herzen sehr viel Kraft in der schwerer Zeit,
Eva und Janusz

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  • Pops71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 252 W: 24 N: 523] (2093)
  • [2008-07-25 13:24]

I am very sorry to hear the news of Vandana loss.
These white roses are well choosen to transmit the TL members feelings of sorrow.
Pierre

Hi John
A beautiful gesture. I am sad to hear of Vandana's loss, when you talk to her please pass on my sympathies too.
Rew

My deep sympathy dear Vandana, I can only imagine the pain in your heart! It is something that we all experience in our life sooner or later, but there is no substitute for a mother!
May she sleep in peace!
Bless you,
take care ,
Vassilis

P.S. Tanya is away but I shall inform her but I'm sure I spoke for both of us

Second try:Dear Vandana, Ben and I are very sorry about this sad news! It is very hard to loose our parents it must be harder when it is our mother.
Thank you very much to John for informing us. Take care my dear.
Yan

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-07-25 14:31]

My sympathies for your losses
For both of you
silke

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  • kokos101 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2094 W: 244 N: 4634] (27958)
  • [2008-07-25 14:43]

hello john!
this is so beautiful gift for this sad moment.
relaye my better thought at Vandana.
best regards!
zoran

May lovely memories bring you comfort at this time.

With heartfelt sympathy, Lisa

Hello John!
My sympathy for Vanadanas loose.
Condoleances!
Lili

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  • tsesler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 638 W: 12 N: 1149] (6320)
  • [2008-07-25 15:46]

Hi John,
a soulful gesture,
please convey my condolences to Vandana,
with heartfelt sympathy,
Taner

Very sorry to hear the news.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo with her.
Piet

Merhaba John
I Sadly very much..It is difficult.
I wish There will be for ever, of peaceful and quiet life.
I condolences to Vandana.
H.Ayhan
:(

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  • c_rapp Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 14 N: 1331] (7535)
  • [2008-07-25 18:24]

I am so sorry to hear such news my prayers are with her in this very difficult time.. TFs and take care
Christan

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  • boomcat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2581 W: 75 N: 4241] (16869)
  • [2008-07-25 20:46]

so sorry to hear the news.. my thought and prayer for Vandana at this hard time.. tfs..

terry

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-25 22:47]

This is such kind and wonderful gesture! I am so sorry for Vandana and I will have both of you in my prayers. Your note is very touching. God Bless!

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-07-26 3:28]

Bonjour John,
Bon mot de réconfort pour Vandana. Dans un tel moment être entouré de tous les gens qui compte et qu'on aime est important. Mes meilleures pensées à Vandana.
Diane

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  • Dpbours Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 390 W: 57 N: 68] (2)
  • [2008-07-26 4:44]

Hello John,

What a wonderful idea to commemorate in this way. So painful to loose someone so close. Vandana, my sincere condolences from the Netherlands and all my best wishes and positive thoughts for coping with your loss...

Greetings, Dennis

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  • izmirli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1448 W: 0 N: 1276] (17370)
  • [2008-07-26 5:42]

merhaba my friend john
I condolences to vandana and heartfelt sympathy.
john a soulful gesture.
gürkan akcakır.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-07-26 6:13]

Vanadana,
My deepest sympathies for your loss.

John,
Good choice of the picture for this sad event.

'nuff said.

I pray, my dear friend Vandana, kindly accept my condolences in this painful ordeal, I'm wholeheartedly with you. With all my affection.
Corinne

Thanks John, you be take care of this sad message.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2008-07-26 6:51]

This is a very sad news.

Vandana we are all with you to help you pass through these very difficult moments and bring you some strongness.

Take care

Luc

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  • Hendrika Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1807 W: 665 N: 4483] (19218)
  • [2008-07-26 8:47]

Very sad new for Vandana John, and especially since it co-incides with her birthday.
.
A very good choise to choose these beautiful white roses - I know in many eastern countries white is the colour of death.
.
Vandana, we wish you strength and you will be in our prayers.

Ad and Els

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-07-26 9:14]

Hello John
Very nice gesture for Vandana! Please when you talk to her give her our support and love


Tricia

Hardstikke goed John, dit zal haar steunen.

I'm very sorry to hear this. I wish Vandana strength and peace, which I will tell her via the contact-link.

greetings,
Joop!

A lovely tribute John, Vandana I add my sympathy to those of others in your loss.

Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.

David

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  • JeL_1200 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 62 N: 137] (2325)
  • [2008-07-26 13:35]

Sad to read the news. My heart is whit you. Life and death are something difficult to understand, but that is the only justice on earth for every one.

Bless you,
take care

Jean

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2008-07-26 20:25]

I'm very sorry to hear the news that both of you have had losses and family issues lately. My prayers are with you both. Please convey my condolences to Vandana and I must say I miss you on TL. God Bless!
Mitra

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2008-07-27 5:23]

I would like to join my voice to the other ones.
Vandana, John said it better that I could, thanks to his mastered of English.
The lost of our mother is always a significant step; making her live through our own live is a good way to continue her travel here.
My condolences ...
Ivan

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Vandana! There is very little to add to John's note, it says it all.
With deepest sympathy
your friend
Otto

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  • Urfaust Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 60 N: 3004] (13317)
  • [2008-07-27 23:54]

no points..
please.. send a strong enmbrace to Vandana!
ciao Marco

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2008-07-28 1:25]

Send her my better thoughts ...

v

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-07-28 12:03]

ciao john...complimenti per il lavoro...bellissima macro...ottimo soggetto e bellissimi i colori...ci manchera moltissimo vandana....gia si sente la sua mancanza...un caloroso abbraccio
lele

Hello John
I am so sorry to hear this news, i can understand the pain of loosing very dear one as i have just lost my grandmother few days back. my condolences to Vandana. May God bless her mother's soul with peace.

Manuj Mehta
India.

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-07-29 9:43]

Hallo John
Sorry van gisteren.
Ik was even heel slordig en alleen gekeken naar de foto en niet naar de tekst.
De foto is heel gevoelig en wordt er alleen maar sterker door.I wish Vandana strength and peace
Groetjes Jos

      Hi John,  Please send her my sympathies and enmbrance..
Best regards for both of you..
I am so sorry for your loss my friends.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-07-29 20:07]

I'm so sad to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with Vandana and you as well. Glod bless you both.
Kevin

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2008-07-30 0:26]

Hi John
Nice tribute to Vandanas sorrow.
All my sympati goes to her and to her family.
Greetings
Jens.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-07-30 9:16]

çok üzüldüm, acınızı paylaşıyorum...

Hello John,

It's very considerate of you to offer this fitting tribute for Vandana in her time of sadness and difficulty. I am myself, like the many others who have responded, very sad to hear of Vandana's loss and I greatly appreciate your gesture.

Bill

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  • tucancr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 580 W: 42 N: 441] (3041)
  • [2008-08-05 20:59]

John,
Sorry to hear about Vandana's mother. My deeplest sympathy for her and her family.

Iris

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-08-10 13:56]

Hi John
My heart goes out to you both on what has happened recently.
A very nice note and presentation for your dear friend.
My deepest condolances to Vandana and her family on her loss.
Dot

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  • tjutjut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1669 W: 84 N: 3397] (16220)
  • [2008-08-11 17:15]

My condolences to Vandana . . Very sad to hear the news that Vandana has had losses her mother . .
THis is a touching shot John . . Beautifully composed on dark BG . .

Tjutjut

I join to condoleance for the unfillable lost of Vandana.
Thank you John for giving us the news.
Antonella

Fantastic image, John. It's so sad You had to use it for this occasion. Vandana, my deepest condolences to You. John, thx for the info and for this tribute.
László

Ciao John, I'm very sorry for our friend Vandana, my condoloscens to her, I'sure that she agree your splendid roses, ciao Silvio

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2008-08-31 1:22]

I have tears in my eyes, just read this sad news. I feel with Vandana, I think it gives her strength, when all her TL friends are with their thoughts with her.My deepest condolence for you, dearest Vandana. God bless you.
Rose

Hi John,
Vandanna is one of my dear friend here. Although he's not active here anymore, in times of my trouble here, he emailed me some encouraging words to continue inspite of you know..
Please give my deepest sympathy...

Dennis

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-09-17 4:40]

Hi John

I am sure Vandana appreciates the gesture. Losing family is awful. Tfs!

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  • denizler Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1269 W: 8 N: 151] (11459)
  • [2008-09-25 4:58]

Merhaba John
I Sadly very much..It is difficult.
I wish There will be for ever, of peaceful and quiet life.
I condolences to Vandana.
Deniz.

Hi John
Nice flowers.....tfs
regards
Dogan İZLER

your note in bold
u dont get enough attention=

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  • XOTAELE Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1303 W: 0 N: 11] (190)
  • [2008-12-25 3:58]

Hola John.
Preciosos tonos contrastados con el bg. Tonos muy sutiles y agradables.
Mis mejores deseos para tí y los tuyos en estas fechas tan entrañables, JL.

Beautiful tribute to a friend.

Never a day gone by without thinking of you guys... My prayers with both of you so that U remain strong during this phase of life... Take care both of U... Love U always...

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