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He Is Gone

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 13, 2015, 2:59 PM

He is gone, with two breaths, so far apart and strained, then with a whoosh, the air that was him touched my face.  He floated past yet remained.  I still feel him today.  There have been times when he is tenderly holding my hand and then I look and gasp, no fingers intertwined.  I watch the videos prepared by family and I bawl like a baby, I sob and moan.  I want him back, not possible.  It feels like someone beat me up, I hurt all over.  Then I am okay until I walk and find myself stumbling at times like a drunk, yet I have had nothing.  The world is different now muted and blurred, no lines of definition.  I blend in with the blur and linger there, hiding from everything.  Where are you my love?  I miss you so.


  • Mood: Sadness
  • Listening to: hammering in the distance
  • Drinking: water
The Little Unicorn by birdsivu
The Little Unicorn
Painted in Artrage for iPad because my Mac is down.


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Linda Ward Kirkendale
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I am a 60 year old artist. I have had a love of art all my life and have had many artistic endeavors along an incredible, wonderful journey, that is my life. As a young woman I produced concerts for several years. I had the joy of working with top performers mostly in southern California. Cherished memories.

What I love most to do now is painting and photography. My studio has been in chaos from a move and an illness. In the interim I have still been able to paint through a myriad of wonderful programs such as Photoshop, Corel Painter and Pixelmator. I am still learning everyday new things and I hope it is like that for the rest of my life. I think we can never stop learning. I am offering my work for sale here in print and canvas and should have my online gallery up and running soon. My work will be offered here on deviantART almost exclusively.

I have a grown family and a family still growing. I have other businesses that I am working on. My current online business is a joint venture and is just coming into its own. That is Check it out! Lose weight and qualify for fantastic prize drawings! Membership is free.

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Breaking out with a really great piece. So happy with it. 6/9

I am creatively challenged, right now. Dang it, just garbage coming forth. 6/6

Yea, I am so happy to report, I am well. I thank those that were concerned and made comment. Seriously the worst flu/pneumonia ever! My kids had it also, one had a temperature of 103.5. I was sick for a month. It is February 1 and all is absolutely wonderful! I have a new sense of wonder in all things bright and beautiful, even little things. I have an enhanced appreciation of my family and friends. May a sense of peace and light shine in all our lives. 2/1/13

Wanted to do "Beautiful Creatures", contest but can hardly make it to my computer, so sick. My iPad broke. So sad but I can see there are a lot of fantastic entries. I would not have had a chance but it would have been fun trying. 1/20

I don't think I have been so sick before except when I was very young and had whooping cough, better known now as pertussis. So sick. 1/12

Went hiking yesterday and my foot hurts so bad. There is a big lump on top. I got some good photo's I will upload. Happy New Year! 01/04/13

I Got A Brush Lover Badge From DevArt!!!!!! Thank You so much! 11/20/12

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VeryBadGirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
Thanks for the fav :bow:
Iraanamaria Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014
thx for faving :) glad you like this pic :)
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Birthday Sweets by KmyGraphic
birdsivu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bibiarts, Thank you so much for those delicious desserts for my birthday!  Loved them!
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome...
ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday, dear Linda, wishing you all the best. Love Cake by KmyGraphic…
birdsivu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Shlomit.  I had such a wonderful day.  I was fortunate enough to be on a whale watching tour that had the first siting of humpback whales for 2014.  It was really amazing.  We saw whales, dolphin and sea lion all the time we were out, almost magical!
ShlomitMessica Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
sounds great - I have never seen whales except in aquariums.
plumita1 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
:iconheartsignplz: :iconhappybirthday2plz: My best wishes! :iconbouquetplz::iconchampagneplz::iconsmilecakeplz::iconpresentplz::iconsmileladybugplz::iconluckwishyplz:
birdsivu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!  I had a splendid day!
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