Thursday, December 30, 2010


a dearly loved friend has passed on
everyone that knew her loved her
her heart was so big
it graciously held us all

my photos of her beloved homeland, Africa
she is surely there now.
your love lives on.
safari njema tessa
good journey.

♥ lori


  1. ....what a lovely post for a true friend...i can feel your love for her. so sorry for your loss...

    sending heartfelt sympathy,

  2. Beautiful Lori. Tessa would love that you posted photos of her beautiful land... Africa!

  3. Beautiful post Lori!

    So sorry for the loss of your friend. ♥

  4. So sad but there is another star in the skies over Africa

  5. Tessa's legacy will live in in her wonderful family - real - and blogging. I will think of her every time I see a glorious, vivid sunset and of course, every time I see or hear something of Africa.
    What a lovely bond the two of you had!

    Love, always, (and please keep Allegra in your prayers)

    ♥ Robin ♥

  6. A great loss of a beautiful soul! Your tribute to Tessa is beautiful!! Sending much love! Silke

  7. Oh Lori
    So sorry for the loss of you beloved friend. The photos are beautiful and a lovely tribute to her passing.
    Lots of love to you.

  8. My heart is sad at this post, but can't help but be lightened by all the beauty you shared. With every grief, we remember the joys of the lives we were honored to share in...

    <3 to you.


  9. oh Lori, what an extraordinarily beautiful post.
    She was an amazing woman and she IS an amazing spirit still among us.

    As I've said in other tributes to her, I believe she's doing her true work now. She earned her wings on earth and now she's flying free.
    her work has only just begun.

    Much love to you for the loss of such a dear friend.♥


  10. Lori, This is the third post about Tessa I have read today, I had only been to her bolg a few times, but it is clear what a bright spirit she is, her light will carry on. I am sorry for your loss.
    Hugs. xoxo

  11. So sorry for your loss. I remember hearing you mention her & seeing comments from her.
    What a loving and sweet tribute

  12. What a loving and shining tribute --- Tessa was loved by many, of that there is no doubt.

    May the memories of the friendship you shared be a comfort to you in the days and weeks to come, dear Lori.


  13. sf, sf: what can i say? paint the sky tessa, that sky we share.

    your photos are so skilled and stunning.

    i love you.

  14. Oh Lori this is so beautiful.
    She's smiling for sure.

    xx Robyn

  15. I know that Tessa will love this. To me she is still there, very real. And she has done and started so much - think of Maithri`s great work she supported, and "our" little school in Moz, and the paintings she left us, and her calendars and children`s invitations, and most of all, her bubbly joy. Yes, you and her surely are related, Lori, and I am so glad for having found you both!

  16. This collection of photos and your words ring sweetly.I can only imagine Tessa smiling smiling at you.
    I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.
    Big Hugs,Cat

  17. What a beautiful tribute to her and her life. I'm sorry for your loss.


xoxo lori