Sensitive people care when the world doesn’t because we understand waiting to be rescued and no one shows up. We have rescued ourselves, so many times that we have become self taught in the art of compassion for those forgotten.Shannon L. Alder
A short post today, to honour my friend Craig Ruddy who lost his life to COVID this week.
Craig was a gentle man, an artist, a deeply sensitive, intelligent and compassionate soul. He was a man who saw the world with his heart, who wrote his feelings large through his art, who carried bright the flame of social justice, whose kind eyes and warm smile sparked ease in everyone, and who loved to dance.
He will be deeply missed within the Byron community, and the wider world.
My thoughts are with Craig’s partner Roberto, his family and friends.
I’m homesick for the Shire for the first time this week.
Look after yourselves, and each other,
Love, and deep grief, Nicole xx
14 thoughts on “Vale, Craig Ruddy”
I’m so very sorry to read this, Nicole. He looks like a beautiful soul and a joyful friend. Wishing you all my best <3
Very sorry to read this Nicole..sorry for you, Roberta, his community and sorry to hear that such a gifted, and inspirational artist has now left us..too too sad..sending all the love..xxx
Craig’s beautiful smile looks like it would have lit up a room! I’m so sorry for your loss – offering prayers for everyone touched by his beautiful Soul 🙏✨
Big hug. Big loss. 🧡
I did not know him, but there is something in his eyes that is deeply connecting to my heart and it is breaking💔 Prayers to all❣️🙏🏻 🌈
So sorry, Nicole. Holding you in my thoughts.
Dear Nicole, I felt the need to light a candle and do a small altar for Craig. My thoughts are with you, with Roberto and your community. Take good care.
Very sad indeed … the community is in disbelief … it’s hit ‘home’ … BIG hugs Sweetie XO
Dear Nicole I am so sorry for your loss and for the loss of a beautiful soul to the world love Mary-Anne
Thank you for telling us of your friend. I read about him this morning and of his passing. The photo of him you have posted tells it all, it seems, his warmth and the brightness of his eyes. What a loss. I am so sorry Nicole. Thinking of you and his family and of the Byron Shire who will be feeling the tremor of this loss deeply.
My condolences on the loss of your friend. 💞
I’m so very sorry for the loss of your friend. This has been too cruel for so many. My thoughts and love are with you and those who held him dear. He looks such a lovely guy, full of life.
Nicole, I am so, so sorry for your loss of your friend.