Western Oklahoma Sunset

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Heather, Logan, and I were in western Oklahoma Wednesday evening and most of the day Thursday for the funeral of Heather’s cousin who died unexpectedly last Saturday. Funerals are a good thing. We honor the deceased and the survivors and the family gathers to mourn their losses together and strengthen ties. We also get to see people we haven’t seen in a long time. After the funeral, when everybody goes home, is when the real work starts for those most affected. They have to figure out what they are going to do now and tomorrow, and the day after that.

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16 thoughts on “Western Oklahoma Sunset

  1. Amy

    love the photo, its awesome to read your views on death, always good to honour the dead, as we all do…

  2. Driller's Place

    Very nice image Yogi.
    The adjustment of living life after the loss of a loved one can be very stressful indeed. I think it is one reason that we need to spend time with our families and make memories that they can enjoy long after we are gone. Sorry for the loss in your family. Have a blessed week-end.

  3. Dancin Fool

    That’s a striking and very unusual capture. I appreciated your positive comments on funerals although am very sorry for Heather’s loss. Best wishes.

  4. DeniseinVA

    A beautiful sunset and I agree with you about funerals. Sad to see our loved ones go but gathering with close family and friends is a great comfort.

  5. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    The beautiful sunset is an appropriate metaphor for the words in your post. I am so sorry to hear about Heather’s cousin and yes funerals are a comfort for friends and family. But you are so right, especially with an unexpected death, the real work and the real grief starts now.

  6. Cathy Kennedy

    Alan, lovely sunset! This is a nice conditions to attend a sad gathering. The warmth of the setting sun’s glow causes a person to reflect on the moment. Hopefully, y’all were able to remember good times spent with and about Heather’s cousin. Sending blessings and prayers to your family. Thank you for popping in for a visit today.

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