This picture is a cliche for so many things that have gone through my mind this week. Changes, passages, fragility of life, the miracle of life that persists against the wind and rain and time and such.
We flipped on the news last week to see a story about the sudden loss of a dear citizen of Hopkinton, NH. Rick Schaefer, the town's beloved Fire Chief, suffered a massive heart attack while on duty at the Hopkinton State Fair. He's gone. Just like that, he left the sweetest woman wife and three grown children, a grandchild, a corps of admiring firemen, a town of grateful citizens, and people farther afield who worked with him over the years. He was a young man, only in his early 50's. A fluke. A travesty. A sad reminder that life is, indeed, fragile.
And now he goes on a strange voyage to solve the great mystery that we all wonder about ... safe travels, Rick ...
I'm sharing this on Alyce's photoshare this week. Saturday Snapshot is a weekly tradition ... check out at home with books to see the challenge rules ... join us! Life is short and it's nice to leave a footprint here and there!