Monday, September 8, 2014

Remembering Tina Downey - True Story


Today we honor Tina Downey. It has been raining in Mexico City almost everyday the past week. I didn't want to take the picture for Tina's tribute on a cloudy day. To me, she was sunlight even in rainy days so I waited for the first sign of clear sky. Dwarves rushed out to the garden as soon as we noticed sunlight. But right when we had everything ready... clouds covered it.


"Aw, come on sun! A bit of light, please?" Dwarves made a ritual dance. It seemed to work.


But then the light was gone. I looked up and said, "Tina, could you push those clouds a bit?" Guess what happened few seconds later.


Unbelievable, I know but that's how it was. And I think that was Tina's essence, efficiently making things happen.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, TINA. 
YOU'LL ALWAYS LIVE IN MY DRAGON HEART.

Don't forget to check the other tributes. Dragon Hugs!

36 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful tribute to a lady who meant so much to this community. I didn't know her, and I'm sad about that.

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  2. A dragon surrounded by sunflowers, a wonderful way to remember Tina by. So glad the sun came out, seems like someone was listening. :)

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  3. Hi Al - love your Dragonly display - and the sun did come out .. she parted the clouds for you ... great display ... with words full of love and respect for her ... Tina was a special lady .. as you knew .. cheers Hilary

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  4. How lovely. I didn't know Tina - and it is very clear that I missed out on a lot. The world has been diminished for a lot of people.
    I do hope she knew how loved she was. And is.

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  5. She heard you!! How awesome. And what a great setup of sunflowers. Tina would've loved it, Al.

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  6. That was Tina's life, bringing sunshine. Glad she brought some to you. Love the dragon in sunflowers. Muchos abrazos.

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  7. THANK YOU... she heard and Tina sees you and all of us. It's been a rough few weeks, but these and your tributes makes it more at ease.

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  8. ALoha :)

    That is so awesome... I bet Tina is busy today... and I bet she is laughing every moment of it...

    Wonderful sunflowers by the way... and what is that cute little thing in the middle.. is that a Oirish Leprechaun :)

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  9. Awesome! That tribute is right up there with Mark and his coconut bra.
    You know Tina *has* to be laughing. :)

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  10. Tina would have absolutely loved this. You and Alex really had wonderfully similar ideas. I think it would have made her smile to see the dragon among her favorite flowers. Life is Good.

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  11. Tina was watching over you. Lovely sunflower display.

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  12. Tiny has the power to lift the gloom. Your tribute was perfect!

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  13. Love that story, and love the flowers!

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  14. Wonderful tribute and such beautiful photos.

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  15. Great photos and a wonderful tribute.

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  16. Yes Tina was someone who made things happen. Even in her physical absence, you called out and she answered. Thank you for participating in this tribute. Beautiful flowers!

    ~Nicole

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  17. Such energy in your pictures... really powerful...
    Life is good!

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  18. Dragon hugs all around Al and those pictures are wonderful.

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  19. I love your tribute, Al. RIP Tina!

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  20. Al, perfect. Just… perfect. Tina would've LOVED this. The dragon and sunflowers are a perfect combination!!!! <3

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  21. Wonderful story, and now we know she is watching and enjoying this day filled with flowers.

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  22. I LOVE THIS!
    Wonderful, Al.
    Thank you,
    Heather

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  23. HA! A great tribute to a great lady.
    Thanks Al

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  24. Tina still has your back:) Lovely tribute, Al, you look good in sunflowers:)
    Epitaph

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  25. Amazing story!! Gave me chills. So like Tina to take care of things!

    Awesome dragon- I was impressed you found one so like the real dragon, but then I remembered, the dragon is an artist. I have my slow moments. Good thing the Dragon is patient!

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  26. Such a sunny and beautiful tribute to Tina. You got her sunshiny personality to shine through, with a bit of help from her and the dwarves. Great job!

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  27. That was awesome Sir. Tina would have adored this :)

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  28. Beautiful tribute to Tina and her sunshine!

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  29. A beautiful tribute with matching sunflowers!

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  30. Gorgeous and wonderful tribute arrangement!

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  31. Oh she would have loved this tribute, fun, colorful and full of hope! Perfect Father Dragon, as usual...

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  32. I love that you incorporated a bit of her and a bit of you. Glad she pushed back those clouds.

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