Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday My Town ShootOut - For Barry


I have often spoken on my main blog about online friendships...folks would like me to believe that somehow they are not as real, worthwhile or deep as the kinds we make out in the real world. I beg to differ...I have met some amazing folks here online..folks who have become friends, some have become very dear friends. Some have even changed my life...yes that is the truth!
As I pondered Barry..this wonderful dear man and his dear wife Linda..how had they affected me...what do I think of when I think of Barry? You will laugh but the very first thing that popped into my mind was totem poles LOL. I love them..he posted them! But as I gave it some real thought..here is what Barry taught me...
Home is where the heart is...

Companionship of one you enjoy and love is important...


Being goofy is a good thing...

Small things are important..like comments on folks work...

There are always surprises around each corner...

Sometimes they are wonderful and sometimes they are not..but always keep seeking..exploring...

Loved ones are the joy of life!

have fun and explore new things and ideas...

Always keep exploring..over the next bridge he has gone on a new adventure...he will be missed..but not forgotten.

Thank you Barry for all of your caring and inspiration..I for one will deeply miss you!!

11 comments:

NanU said...

wonderful, Sarah. Barry was certainly an inspiration to us all.

People who think on-line friendships aren't as real or valuable as in-person ones just haven't had our experience.

daylily said...

Dear cyberspace friend, you have so arfully described my feelings about out online friends. That is the reason I have changed my entire blog. I also, learned much from Barry. Family is much more important than to let a misunderstanding of the written word cause a ruckus in the family. Thanks for taking care of the link up error. I am probably plugged into many of the wrong things til I get my new blog settled.
QMM

Sara Williams said...

A lovely post in honour of Barry. Cyber friendships are what has got me through my own cancer fight. I don't think I could have stayed sane without my online friends. Barry for one gave me the confidence to do the Friday Shoot Out and I loved his blog.

Kerry said...

You are so right about friendships that happen online. It is here that you can think things through before you say them, and here where you can bump into so many people from far-reaching places.

Your photos are excellent reminders of the important things that Barry stood for. Thanks Sarah!

Snap said...

lovely tribute.....

J9 said...

Sarah,
So good to see you again. I feel like I've been away from my family for too long. In reading so many friends with this week I am feeling the love and welcoming!

Redlan said...

Thanks for the inspirational post Sarah.

Cindy said...

What a TRUE post! Barry brought out each of those sentiments in each of his posts, and his friendship was so dear to many! Thank you.

Hilary said...

What a lovely tribute to your friend.

Splendid Little Stars said...

well said and wonderful photos as well!

Pauline said...

Oh, Sarah, that is a wonderful post. You expressed my feelings so perfectly and I love the photos you put with it. Yes, I will miss him deeply too.