Saturday, November 6, 2010

NORA KASTEN Artist Oil Painting "Karl Kasten"

© Nora Kasten
Oil on linen  (40" x 30")

"Today's blog is to share with others who are suffering loss too at this time.

Since being back home (and it's a good place) from The Journey I realize my blog projects a much more recovered Nora than the truth.  

It amazes me how many of my friends and family remark about what a Great time I had on my trip and how strong I am.   They don't have a clue!

Yes, it is very slowly getting better but not easy to just function every day.  The tears easily erupt at any time.  I still feel like I'm just marking time and going through the motions of life.   My intellect knows I must accept the fact that Karl is gone and will never return. . . .  but my heart still pines and yearns for my Beloved. " 


Karla said...

Nora, thank you for sharing your struggles and being real. It lets the rest of us who have lost loved ones know that we are "normal".

Pam said...

Nora, Thank you for sharing your wonderful portraits of your beloved Karl. I am glad you are back in Naples and hope to see you soon. Much love and Blessings, Pam

jeannette said...

Sharing your loss is the best you can do, Nora. The sadness and pining means that you had something really great in your life: someone who loved you. It hurts now, but the time will come that the good times with Karl remain.
Take care! Jeannette

Carol Blackburn said...

Hello Nora, such beautiful portraits of your beloved. Surely you can feel his energy when you stand before them.

martinealison said...

Très beaux portraits... Nora...

billspaintingmn said...

Nora, These tributes are touching.
Love endures all things.
Your love for Karl will get you through this, his love for you is your strength.

Rosemary said...

Nora these portraits are beautiful and your talent amazing. You ARE a strong and wise woman proven by your journey. You and Karl shared something so very special.
My prayer is that your tears will wash the pain from your heart leaving warm memories to take it's place as you continue creating these fabulous paintings. In the meantime, keep that pretty chin up as you work through your grief knowing we care.

brenda946 said...

Thank you for your kind words and sharing your thoughts. May memories of Karl bring peace to your heart.


Brenda Kelley

Wilson said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing.

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