Tuesday Photo Challenge – Pink

Pink is the challenge choice this week:
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I personally find pink a restful colour, it brings to mind naive childhood blushes, spring flowers, and a funeral.

Don’t despair, it was a lovely tribute to a lovely girl who died at the age of 17 from a savage strain of leukaemia which snuffed out her young life in a matter of weeks.

Her favourite colour was pink, so it was asked that attendees to her service wore something of that hue rather than the usual dark and sombre attire such an event attracts.

Her coffin was pink, surrounded by the lightest pink flowers, the chapel packed with her friends and family decked out in an array of pink ties, trousers, jackets, skirts, blouses, dresses and scarves.
“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt played as 6 of her male school friends carried her in.
The service was a celebration of her life, the many hearts and souls she touched in such a short time.
There were tears of grief and sorrow, but this changed to laughter at the end when the music of choice was ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’, a personal favourite of hers, and so very much in keeping with her personality and attitude, even at her lowest ebb.

That was 12 years ago. I think of her sometimes, whenever I hear either of those songs, or simply when I see pink petals en masse or smell the fragrant aroma of pink roses.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Pink

  1. scifihammy says:

    I like that they made her funeral more of a celebration of her life, with all the pink, but it still makes me sad to think of youngsters dying.

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  3. Lovely story. Glad to have that context to the photo.

  4. Sounds like a beautiful moment!

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