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Last October 18, my grandfather passed away.  He was 80.

He has lived a full life.  He watched his kids graduate.  He watched them get married and build a family.  He slept in their homes.  He even had great grandkids.

I am his granddaughter.  I always will be.

This news piece is dedicated to all the artists whose artworks have helped me cope with such a loss.  He was the best thing in all our lives.  To lose someone that great, support becomes the most valuable commodity.

I have come to realize that distance never posed to be a problem in terms of relating to scraps of paint and pictures.  I have come to understand my grief more, taken it in longer… thanks to your art.  

I think the fact that I feel this pain shows that I am slowly accepting this loss.  This would have been unbearable without the beauty of your crafts.

Again, thank you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

My grandfather.

Denial
the animals are gone by Patty-L:thumb66343206:Withdrawal v.0.1 by angelace:thumb65212784:landscape of denial by 7windmillsStages of Grief - Stage 1 by gonewiththe-sinthe birth of a mystery. by darkenflame:thumb57368345:Four by yamilletottinderbox by stitchpuller:thumb50554164:TakeMeSomewhereNice -Florida- by moejoA Beautiful Lie by hiddenmemoryxSelective Denial by RavenMacabrechicken or the egg by gamisouCorporate Denial by paradigm77Watching Over Me by Temperemental

Anger
Anger From Addiction 6 by kittyshi202latino look by troubleacmAngry Head by NicotineStainedSoulWeep by Life-is-Lemon-Piestop me by antiMarkThe Demon Within by durdyrdSilent Scream by boytinginStages of Grief - Stage 2 by gonewiththe-sin

Bargaining
Stages of Grief - Stage 3 by gonewiththe-sinUntitled by PossessedSquirrelThese Hands Have Walked by joshlore:thumb38863302::thumb29688638:Nothing At All by blueageai:thumb65523970::thumb62112722:Bougain Bargain by alfrancisObscure by jonthomOften heard, seldom seen by NostawenHand Me Downs by grampajoeBodies like toys by lostgirl

Depression
:thumb70604274:Bloodwater Pearls by xinyuan-xiAutumn Love by mysticnyxDepression by VenomerAlone in a crowd by SiliconShamanSolution V2 by marebitocroatia:thumb70021971:Pills by CelibateCriesSpinning Out Of Control by MischiefStudios:thumb69575261:Stages of Grief - Stage 4 by gonewiththe-sin:thumb29688897:Am Abgrund... by Farbfanatiker:thumb69503513:In too Deep. by Dermatillomaniac"Not Alone" by carlyartsyfartsyDead Flowers by fat-pie:thumb69165995::thumb68952817:The darkest of all hours II by MondinMelancholic Prayer by Shadowelve:thumb68607931::thumb68512793:


Acceptance
:thumb29689165:Stages of Grief - Stage 5 by gonewiththe-sin:thumb65238883:5. Acceptance by PossessedSquirrelMaiden of Orlean by dadenkoA Last Walk by bmstileDeath of a Farm by wanderingraven
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durdyrd Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
Wow. I haven't been on deviantart in a while. I've recently just lost touch with photography, but I am trying to get back into the field as a hobby because I love it. I am glad my picture helped you. You have also helped me, knowing that there are those out there who don't just make a profile for themselves, but really take in others' work.

Thank you.
I am sorry for your loss. I hope things have gotten better in the past few months.
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darkenflame Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
already posted a note on your journal.. and i really dont want to spam, but im just leaving this to say that although i dont completely understand your loss, i went through a similar thing.
i lost my grandpapa when i was 12, and at that time it didnt seem like such a huge thing--but since ive come to understand the world, the pain of losing him grows a little more everyday.

im glad my artpiece has helped you through your grief--ive lost a lot of close friends in my time, and i know how much a little support can mean, even if its just a picture. it shows that someone else out there also understands.

the Inuit say that the stars are holes in heaven, and every time we look up and see those we love up there shining, we know theyre happy.
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Aerovato Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
I am sorry for your loss. I believe art expresses emotion and shows us that we are not alone in this world. That others out there are feeling the same thing as us.

Thank you for the feature.
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yamilletot Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2007

thank you very much for the feature :)
sorry for your loss.
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the feature =)

Nice pictures chosen.. =)
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damarza Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
i am so sorry...we are all here with you if you need any help...in any way...
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NicotineStainedSoul Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
sorry for your loss. and the feature of my drawing is much much appreciated. hope you and your family are holding up ok
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Nikaleena Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hey, sorry for your loss... it's always very sad when we lose a grandparent. My lolo died 3 years ago but I still remember the pain I felt. I'm very happy that you found salvation in the artwork of others, and am glad that you seem to be going in the right direction. I hope the pain eases with time, take care, and God bless... :hug:
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