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Cristina Diaz-Borda

"Please Don´t Go" by Cristina Diaz-Borda

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On March 28 2006, two of my friends were involved in a serious car accident. One died instantly. The other, my closest friend since the age of 12, died after several weeks in a coma. We thought he was going to make it, but unfortunately we were mistaken. After coming to terms with the shock of it all, I finally painted my feelings in the original version of this painting: http://adalelle.deviantart.com/art/Please-Don-t-38588465

Back then, I wrote "Loss is one of the hardest things to deal with. People say it, but you don't know it until it happens. You think you're prepared, but it just shakes your world. I started this painting a few months after my best friend died. I've lost several people to death, and almost died myself. Many close friends are now scattered around the country. I have since left the country, permanently."

Since then, this painting has taken on many more meanings. It represents that feeling, that after people who are close to you die, they stay with you. This painting is for those I've lost.

Two years later the feeling hasn't changed. More are dead. I've discovered my deep hatred for cars as crashes have taken from me a cousin and an uncle. My grandmother passed, as did my aunt. I myself was in a serious crash, as was my mother in a seperate incident. We survived, though were badly injured. Every spring, as February, March and April roll around, I think of them all. It still hurts, it's still sad, but I guess I don't feel it as much. It is no longer immediate and overwhelming. Yet there are days when I dream with my friends, having adventures with them and then I wake up, feeling deeply sad that it was just a cruel trick of the mind. I don't think I'll ever really accept that they're gone.

Rest In Peace Josh Mooney. Rest in Peace Steve Lentine.

Rest in Peace Tio Arturo, Mark and Tia Olga. Rest in Peace Abuelita Alicia.

[Edit] Thank you for all the kind words. I now have a close relationship with my friend's parents, and cherish the gift he has given me by allowing for that bond.

13 Apr 200945 Jadedphoenix
my condolenses for your loss, i know wat it is like to lose more than one in a single life time. It is in the hour of darkness which we must move on and see the light(hope this makes sense) always remember those you lost are looking down on you and making sure you are happy in your life. And you artwrk in this artistry truly speak to the heart, beautiful.
26 Apr 2009:-) Chelsea L Pennelly
I love it! the rain is great!
3 Jun 2009:-) Draora Moss
This is beautiful
I love the Painting and the story behind it all

It really makes you think about those you have lost and think yourself lucky that you survive while others don’t

I recently lost a lot of my family to Cancer, I want to tell you I understand how you are feeling.

Thank you.
20 Aug 2009:-) Rogue The Elf
19 I’m sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences and your picture is the most beautiful angelic picture that I’ve ever seen.
20 Aug 2009:-) Brandy Pe
Now I’m in tears...wow! This pic is amazing, and your description, the deep meaning behind it all...I am beyond words. I am so completely sorry about all your losses, I can not imagine how it must feel...again beyond amazing job on this piece!
30 Aug 2009:-) Nathan Joseph Smith
thank you, i’ve just recently dealed with the loss of a close family member, your words have helped me
26 Oct 2009:-) Melissa Victoria Dunnaway
Incredible. You express your feelings in this painting in a way that is stunning. Well done! It’s beautiful.
24 Jul 201045 Antonia
I feel for you lose as I to have lost very close friends and parents, you express this so well in your beautiful art work
25 Jul 201045 Kitty
I got into a crash Wednesday and and I don’t know if my driver is OK but jean and I came OK as well as our Chaperon but we think she fractured her finger. you have given me hope. Thank you.11
14 Aug 2010:-) Victor nicholas przybyszewski
i feel very very very very sorry for you.my grandma passed too but u deserve something good after this long tragedy.hope u feel better with ur body and feelings.remember your friends will never ever leave u and i bet theyre watching u now.sooner or later u will be with them again.i promise.nice work though.keep ur hope
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'Please Don't Go':
 • Created by: :-) Cristina Diaz-Borda
 • Copyright: ©Cristina Diaz-Borda. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Angel, Joshua, Loss, Love, Mooney
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Body Study, Dream Imagery, Ghosts, Ghouls, Aparitions, Man, Men, Romance, Emotion, Love, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Computer Painted from Scratch, Photoshop
Modpick •  Mod Pick at: 2006-12-03 10:00:13
 • Submitted: 2008-04-14 05:31:51
 • Views: 13393
 • Resolution: 800x600

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