Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sad and Alone

Sometimes pictures say more then words.

This picture was made by Malcolm Harrison a digital photographist. You can view his blog:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Picture 069

Picture 069
Originally uploaded by BetsyIckes
A sad day for a balloon.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


This video is a good one.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sad Face

Here are some sad faces I've come across on te internet! They show such emotion!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Cat Steven - Sad Lisa

So much feeling in this song!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

LaTa MangeshkaR -SaD SonG (( KismaT WaLooN Ko MiLTa Hai PyaaR )) K-Z

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

SAd Moon

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Random Thoughts

People often ask me why I started this blog. I suppose partly due to the fact that I've dealt with a lot of sadness over the years. When you are young, you want to live to be 100, but nobody told you about the loneliness and sadness that goes along with it. I remember back in the 70's when I talked to an old man that was 96 who lived alone. The thing that struck me the most is when he said that he never dreamt that he would outlive his wife and children. Now that I'm getting middle age, I am finding out how true those words are.

Although I haven't outlived my children, I have survived one spouse and all of my friends. I never thought that I would outlive all of my friends, but here I am and they are gone. Oh, I can't even begin to tell how much I miss them, so I won't.

Friday, April 3, 2009


Feeling lonely can make you sick. Doctors have long known that loneliness is associated with cardiovascular problems, viral infections, and higher mortality. What they didn’t know is how this feeling begets illness. A study in the September issue of the online journal Genome Biology suggests that loneliness actually affects the very core of our bodies—our genes.

In a small population of patients, researchers surveyed more than 20,000 genes using DNA microarrays to compare how the genes of lonely and nonlonely individuals express themselves in molecular processes and, ultimately, in personal health. They found that gene expression is different at 209 sites in chronically lonely people and that many of those changes fit a pattern of elevated immune activation, inflammation, and depressed response to infection. “We now have a molecular framework for understanding the relationship between social experience and physical health,” explains the study’s lead author, Steve Cole of UCLA.

The study found that loneliness desensitizes the glucocorticoid receptors, cutting off the immune control and anti-inflammatory effects of cortisol, a stress-related hormone that also helps regulate the conversion of carbohydrates to energy. The depressed cortisol response concurs with the known effects of loneliness and provides a potential target for treatment.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sometimes Sad

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."

Saint Francis de Sales

"A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."

Stephan Hoeller

"As soon as forever is through, I'll be over you"

"True love is when you shed a tear and still want him"

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Helen Keller

Tear Stained Face

Tears poured down,

When his words came out.

Everything he said,

Was just another doubt.

She was never good enough,

Not even for her.

But now her dreams,

Flew by broken by a slur.

He said he loved her,

Then took it right back!

He said he cared,

But said it to attack!

One tear at a time,

Stained her pretty face.

No one knew she was so fragile,

Like a thin piece of lace.

She stared at the knife,

As a tear hit the ground,

Would she dare use it,

When it once spread her feelings around ?

She used to cut but stopped.

And was happy for a while.

But he killed her!

With his first smile.

She wondered why,

He would make her cry?

Make her not want to live,

But die?

With a tear stained face,

She took her life.

Killed herself,

With an already used knife.

She did it for love,

Her tears said it all,

He was her depression,

When he pretened to fall.

No more tears,

On her tear stained face,

Nothing left,

But her missery that took place!

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