|View of the South River from trail...it was very sunny!|
"On My Own" that is the title of the post by Denzil Pugh where he wrote about walking on the north side of the Rockdale River Trail for the first time. I urge you to click on that link and read his post! His description of the sun dappled trail beside the South River, where you can hear the plop of frogs and turtles...he got it just right!
Denzil died on May 12th and his memorial service will be tomorrow. You may read his obituary here. I wasn't sure of his age but I see from his obituary that he was only 37.
I hope that someone will mention that Denzil Pugh had a blog and that he considered it an important creative endeavor of his life. Do you know why most people have blogs? It is because they are writers! It is not something that you do for money or fame, it is something that you ARE. Denzil wrote of many things...his love of music and books and his funny but perfectly accurate observations of working in a book store. The posts where he wrote of his strong faith are especially meaningful to me. I think that the trails of Rockdale County must have been very special to him, he wrote of them most lovingly. His brother has requested that in his honor, that one may give to the Path Foundation, (the organization which is responsible for the trails here.)
|Sun dappled trail beside the South River!|
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" is one of the songs that Denzil mentioned quite often on his blog, and he really liked Simon & Garfunkel....so that is the song that I have here in his honour.
And because I am Georgia Girl With An English Heart...I have flowers from England for him...