Cowart's Common Room
Lighting a Candle

Firstly thank you to everyone for the posts and comments for Sam. I know she has and will draw great comfort from the love and support that you have and are showing her. I think it has surprised many of us just how real our 'virtual' friendships are and how important we have all become to each other and how much we genuinely are able to be there for each other.

I would like to propose that we all come together next week on a specific day and time and light a candle for Richard. I have asked Sam if we can do this on the day of Richard's funeral - which is planned for Tuesday 16th December. If we light candles in the evening at 7.00 then they will be there and lit to support Sam through a day when she has to say goodbye to the man she loved so much. I also think we need to do this for ourselves and each other as well. Our community has suffered a shock and a bereavement and we need to all come together at a specific time and be together and support Sam and each other.

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Posted at 8th Dec 2008 - 10:39AM   Posted by Westerwitch   Lighting a Candle Comments: 12

Exmoorjane's Avatar I think that is a wonderful idea.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 8th Dec 2008 at 10:46AM

Ivy's Avatar Wonderful idea WW . I'll light a candle for them now and on the 16th.

Posted by: Ivy on 8th Dec 2008 at 10:55AM

Angel's Avatar I am so upset by Cowgirls sad news (and worrying about my friend) I keep looking for white feathers.
Goodness knows how Sam must be feeling. It is a very good idea to light candle and come together WW.


Posted by: Angel on 8th Dec 2008 at 11:10AM

Pipany's Avatar Great idea WW.

Posted by: Pipany on 8th Dec 2008 at 11:11AM

Fennie's Avatar Yes, we must all light candles.

Posted by: Fennie on 8th Dec 2008 at 11:12AM

Lawyerlady's Avatar That was so well put WW , our virtual family has suffered a loss.It has been wonderful to see the depth of love which has been there for Sam and it just makes you feel so very priviledged to be part of this with these special people.

Posted by: Lawyerlady on 8th Dec 2008 at 12:08PM

Frances's Avatar WW, I do very much like your idea of candles being lit at a particular time all around the world. In a way that would be a huge hug of light for dear Sam and Richie.


Posted by: Frances on 8th Dec 2008 at 01:19PM

Inthemud's Avatar That sounds like a wonderful idea. I will light my candle.

Posted by: Inthemud on 8th Dec 2008 at 01:28PM

Cait's Avatar Excellent idea.

Posted by: Cait on 8th Dec 2008 at 01:39PM

Faith's Avatar Yes lovely positive idea.

Posted by: Faith on 8th Dec 2008 at 04:04PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Thank you WW. I agree that this wonderful community needs the candle too. I shall light one for Sam and Richie and one for the rest of us.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 8th Dec 2008 at 05:11PM

Camilla's Avatar Thank you WW, a really lovely idea, I will be lighting my candle.

Posted by: Camilla on 9th Dec 2008 at 03:06AM

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