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January 26
On this blog: All words (other than identified quotations) © Sharon Nesbit-Davis, All rights reserved. *********************************** ********************************** You can find me on Facebook: Sharon Nesbit-Daivs, or "The Mime Writes" Logo Design by Dianaani ********************************** I work as the Education & Community Engagement Director of a Regional Arts Council which means I beg "the deciders" to fund and support the arts for everyone, not just the rich. *********************************** I am also a mime. For those that hate mimes, I understand. But you'll never find me annoying people on the street, unless I'm living there. I'm a "concert mime" ...which means you have to buy a ticket. I haven't done much mime lately...I'd rather be writing. *********************************** I've been married to my one and only since 1976. Still happy. Still in love. Two kids, eight grandkids. In college I became a Baha'i (a world religion whose main theme is unity). It keeps me relatively sane in a world gone mad.


MARCH 6, 2012 10:33AM

about a girl i already miss

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  damina in honor

My brother called early this morning. He knew I would be up before dawn because this is the Baha'i Fast. We eat and drink before sunrise and then wait until the sun sets to eat and drink again.  When the sun sets tonight I'll be at O'Hare airport waiting for my flight to LA. It doesn't leave until 7:45 so there will be time to sit and eat at a restaurant. Out of the thousands at the airport there will be others grieving for someone they love. Will I recognize them? Will they see me, and know? 

As soon as the phone rang I knew my niece had died. I was thinking about her when he called, wondering if I might have a chance to spend time with her alone tomorrow. I wanted to tell her about a dream-thought I had. I don't regret not having the conversation. My intention was to ease her transition. As usual she was ahead of me. 

At some point I will write more about this. For now I'll share pictures. Maybe you can see a glimpse of her spirit. 

damina jason flower 

Damina and her husband. They were witnesses for my daughter's wedding in Jamaica. This was six months after her first surgery and the doctors then allowed us to use the word "R word"... remission.

damina faces 2 

Damina is famous for her weird faces.

damina faces 

damina silly face 4 

She exerted her influence on others.

damina boy in lap 

If there was a child within reach, they ended up in her lap.

damina model 

Beautiful and odd

jason and mina 

Damina and Jason...At 6'1ish she was so happy her soul mate was taller.



My niece and I shared some of the same DNA. I wish I had more of her traits, but a common one we have (along with my father) is not singing on key, though we love music. This morning I went to my parents' grave for a little talk and sang the song someone may sing at her funeral. I sang it bad and for once, didn't care.

We all come from God, and unto Him do we return

like a ray of light returning to the sun,

like a wave flowing back to the ocean.

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Go and be with your family now. I am so sorry.
So very sorry Mime. You write beautifully of her and she indeed emits light in these photos.
So sorry to hear this, dear Mime. She is beautiful and will remain so in memory and in your hearts. Peace be with you and your family. ♥
My thoughts both are and go with you. Thank you for sharing this.
So sorry to read this, but please accept you were not meant to go there before her passing for whatever reason.

Send out your loving thoughts and hopefully she'll know. I'm sure from your writing you must have some of her beautiful qualities.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures of her. I'm so very sorry, Sharon.
I'm so sorry. She's beautiful.
What a beautiful spirit. I was maintaing before I got to the song. So very sorry for this loss. Peace to you and all who love her.
She was a beautiful presence... I am so sorry..
So sorry to hear this, Sharon. My thoughts are with your family.
She touched me in these photos, Sharon. Beautiful and odd, a marvelous combination. Damn the cancer, anyway.
What a beautiful girl. Through your posts, we've gotten to know her inner beauty as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Damina rest in peace. I know that she will not be forgotten.
She sounds lovely with a beautiful soul. My thoughts and love are with you.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I can SEE it is significant.
Thank you for sharing her with us. I am so sorry for your loss. How I hope that someone writes so beautifully of me, some day. "Beautiful and odd... " enough of her spirit shines through here, that I know her heart would warm at that tribute (while she pulled a funny face)
Thank you for the photos of your beautiful loved one. My heart goes out to all her family, especially her husband. Namaste.
What a beautiful, beautiful girl. You can see how she lit up her world in these photos, thank you so much for adding them.
I'm sorry to read she has gone so soon, as well as glad this person was in your life...
...she's someone I would've liked too, I can just tell.
yes, as a mighty theologian,
i say this is theo-logically sound, this thought-meme:
"We all come from God, and unto Him do we return

like a ray of light returning to the sun,

like a wave flowing back to the ocean."

She sure made a splash here on Earth!

ay, death. cancer. ugh.

it is almost like Illness is taking back all the beauty
in the world.............?
Hoping you believe as I do that you shall meet again in the place where souls soar. My condolences for your loss you have remembered her well here.
I'm so very sorry. Praying for peace for you and yours.
Indeed beautiful - the pictures, but mostly your words to describe her - so sorry for your loss
I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful girl she was (and is).
All-best to all.

Moving tribute ... must now take a brief shower to wash the water from my eyes...
What a gorgeous and funny young woman. You can see in these pictures how everyone she poses with is happier for being in her company. My heart goes out to all of you.
Damina is beautiful. My condolences to you and your family.
A beautiful person.
Sending you and your family love and healing thoughts.
What a lovely young woman. I am so sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. May she rest in peace.
This is a sad time, but her smile, well, it will keep shining in your heart and memory.
Oh I am so sorry. She is beautiful.
My thoughts and prayers out to you and your family!! :(

I am so sorry to hear this Sharon. Thank you for sharing her lovely spirit with us.
So very sorry, Sharon. She was luminous.
This was absolutely beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss.
Beautiful and funny. And I can easily see why you miss her. I'm so sorry. xoxo
she is as beautiful as you described her in the lovely things you wrote about her, and i'm glad she is at peace now. i'm thinking of you, sharon.
Flowers are life intensified, breathtaking in their beauty, painful in their evanescence. Hugs to you.
:( She looked so vibrant and full of life. So sorry for all of your loss. :(
Sharon, I am so sorry.
Holding you tightly in thoughts right now and will in prayers tonight.

Rest now, Damina.

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
~Emily Dickinson
She is beyond lovely, I'm so sorry. I hate cancer too.
What a beautiful spirit!
You have a good soul and thanks for the post.

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