The recent passing of DD's Pattie Knox left me saddened. Although we'd never met in real life, she was such a part of the online life here at DD that her sudden absence leaves a noticeable void. The outpouring for her of love and grief by people here and all across digiland has been amazing and touching and heartbreaking. She touched so many lives! I don't view myself as particularly introspective (Hmmm, I should spend some time thinking about that... Smile ), but her passing and the reaction to it led me to some long-overdue soul searching--Do I do enough for the people around me? From that introspection came this page.


The journaling here is a song by one of my favorite West Coast local groups, Gypsy Soul, a duo with a Celtic/indie rock/alt folk vibe. Although some of the lyrics might be interpreted as a pity party (Who will remember me when I'm gone? As I get older I do occasionally wonder about such things, but that's another page for another day...), I think of these lyrics more as a taking stock (Do I love enough? Do I forgive enough? I'm pretty sure the answer to that second question is an unequivocal and resounding "NO!!" but I digress...Again, another page for another day...)


And I learned three things about me while making this page:


1. If i ever had any doubt, I am now certain I most definitely do not have my mother's nose (that's my profile in the photo in this page).
2. I stink at making artsy fartsy pages.
3. Regarding #2, eh. Whadday gonna do? Art journaling is clearly not my thing, but it's good to try different things once in a while...


The name of this song is "Who," from which comes my page title.


Song lyrics:
Who will speak in my absence?
Who will stand in my place?
Will you rejoice in the life that I've led?
Who will I inspire along the way?


Who will sing at my passing?
Who will dance upon my grave?
For whom will I be a lasting memory?
For whom will I easily fade?


Do I give enough?
Do I love enough?
Do I live enough?
Did I ever give up on
Anyone I shouldn't have?


Do I risk enough?
Do I forgive enough?
Do I trust enough?
Am I good enough?


Who will wake from this slumber?
Who will share in the faith
That we are the sum of the choices we make?
We can not lay down at the mercy of fate.


Do I give enough?
Do I love enough?
Do I live enough?
Did I ever give up on
Anyone I shouldn't have?


Do I risk enough?
Do I forgive enough?
Do I trust enough?
Am I good enough?


Credits

Shine On Charity Kit



Cassie Jones

Laying It All Out No. 02: Creating a Sketch from a Photo

How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows


Katie Pertiet
Blendable Blocks No. 02
Blendable Blocks No. 03
Blendable Photo Cards No. 01
Stamped Page Masks No. 01
Star Glows Brushes and Stamps No. 02
Sweet Rose Bay Kit (background paper)
Watery Bookshelf: Dots No. 01


Font: CK_Jessica


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