Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Todd T. Smith 1944-2012

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics
and endure the betrayal of false friends;
to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others;
to leave the world a bit better
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because
you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

----Ralph Waldo Emerson


David Castillo Starr said...

Very sorry to learn we have lost such a talented artist. RIP.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Ah, Celeste. I am so sorry you have lost a friend.

Chris said...

Lovely tribute

Lisa Graham Art said...

What a sweet post. Very nice tribute. He looked like a very friendly man.

Jane said...

True words, a beautiful tribute to your friend.

Dan Kent said...

I honestly thought artists never die. You have selected wonderful words for your friend. I googled him and found his blog. Beautiful work. I went to the funeral and burial today of my employer of 11 years. It's so sad. All we can do is go on and live life fully as it is meant to be lived remembering all that they were. That is the best tribute.

Donna Sanson said...

I am sorry to hear this news. I was a fan of his work. Donna

Eric Bowman said...

A very humble, yet highly talented artist -- he will be missed... Is anyone proposing a Todd Smith memorial award for PNWPA?????? Someone in that organization ought to in time for this years event....

hw (hallie) farber said...

A wonderful photo and touching tribute.

Sadami said...

Dear Celeste,
So sorry for you...
but happy to find that poem, my very favorite one...!!
Celeste, take care.
Kind regards, Sadami