Photo Memories of Padra
See also Memories of Padra
|This was the Dragon*Con where I met Padra. We knew each other on the boards by name but never really knew each other until we were face to face. We instantly clicked and I adored her after about thirty seconds. Ever since, we've met up at events through the years and hung out together. It sounds cheesy to say, but whenever I found out we would be at the same event I became so happy, like a "Padra Will Be There" status made the event raise a full notch in the awesome scale. Because it did. For me at least, having her there completed my satisfaction in attending. It was a full-on benefit. I don't care if that sounds dumb or overstated; it's the truth.|
|I have many favorites on my computer at home, but these are a few that I can access at the moment.
Before I post them though, let me say, when it comes to pictures of Padra, the real testament is the hundreds and hundreds that she took herself. She was a gifted photographer and always generous with her gift. She's taken almost all of my favorite pictures of our tower family, and those are the ones that remind me most of her. Even though you can't see her face, in my mind's eye I always picture a camera in Padra's hand.
|One of my faves, from years ago in Las Vegas before we walked down the hall to the party|
|Padra in her Blueness|
|And I forgot the S'redit picture!
Back row = Jakeb, Sataere, Luciana, Padraigin, James
|Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin|
|Padra and me at 5th Anni
Ghost Hunting tour (the worst ever, btw..... it was hillarious) in Savannah, Christmas 2006.
|Eleyan Teyal Al'Landerin|
|Our first real Hall of Novices at an event!|
Raeyn, Karassa, Lyoness, Padra, and Wendy (+Sataere)
All Blue group!
Padra being raised to Accepted!
|Jordan Con with Muir and a bunch of Asha'man.|
|These are of Padra and I in Orlando....It's been a few years ago. I was in town for business and she came and got me and took me out for a night on the town. I remember she had the showtunes from Wicked playing in her car.
|Jeffan Caliarthan||She is *such* a beautiful woman. I wish I could have known her.|
|@ Mother's wedding|
Padra, Seri, Kariada, Yelenia, Ubah, Arisaema, Cataia, Eniara, Eireann, Adriana, Tian, Branwyn, Amaria
|I ganked these from Serinia's Facebook.
These pics are from Mother's wedding! They're the last memories I have of Tricia. When I think of her now, the first thing that pops into my mind is watching her take tons and tons of pictures after the ceremony. We were joking that Mother didn't need to hire a photographer, cause Padra had it covered. All the ladies!
Back row: Padra, Serinia, Kariada, Yelenia, Ubah, Arisaema, Cataia, Eniara, Eireann, Tian, Red, Branwyn, Amaria
And my favoritist of all....
Serinia, Yelenia, Kariada, and sitting in the chair, Padra.
|These pics are from the 5th Anni slide show (which had two more pics that Gwyn and Sela already posted...)
Daria, Padra, Mother, Ismene
Kariada Kunai wrote: These pics are from Mother's wedding! They're the last memories I have of Tricia. When I think of her now, the first thing that pops into my mind is watching her take tons and tons of pictures after the ceremony. We were joking that Mother didn't need to hire a photographer, cause Padra had it covered.
^ This. And what a fantastic job she did, smiling her beautiful smile all the while!
|These are the Blues from 5th Anni... Padra's at the far right|
|I tend to nab my favorite pics of friends and events, so I don't remember who took these but I can tell you it was at D*Con.|
|I went and dug through my photo harddrive tonight, and pulled out every decent photo with Padra I could find. Sadly, it seems some of my stuff must be in the states on an older harddrive, but I found a small pile of 30 anyway. Because there's that many, I uploaded the lot to my homepage and made a quick index for them. Here's the link:
A few of my favorites...
|Well it looks like a lot of the ones on my laptop have been covered. Here are a few more favorites...
This is the first picture I ever saw of Padra. I wasn't at the event and I hadn't met her yet but, honestly, I really was intrigued by her. In the picture it was obvious to me that she had mastered the Aes Sedai qualities that we all strive to attain - calmness and grace and good humor and so much more. I wouldn't meet her for another year after I found this image, and by then I had built up the pedastal I had placed her on and was very intimidated. We became friends quickly though, and though she was the best of us, you always knew she was also just one of us.
|D*Con 2003, from Kathana's stash @ageoflengends.net|
|I'm pretty sure I have some more whether my own or ones that I collected, but here are the two I could find from the 2nd Anniversary Party in TN, and when I first met Padra back in 2003. I believe this was also her first official party too! I think I have one of her raising, but I don't have that on my external harddrive here at work. I'll mention more in the memory thread. 2nd Anni was a great event for many of us though! and I was very lucky to room with Padra in our Novice Cabin.|
|Katarianna al'Leya||We were so young....|
|Adina al'Mari||Oh, I'm so glad someone got a picture of her in her avatar's dress! She was awarded that dress at 5th anni I believe, for all of her philanthropic contributions to the site.|
|Hilwa Katir||This is why I take so many pictures...all the time and of everyone..
Thank you all for posting these pictures, I remember speaking to her while Guesting with the Blues and then again when we were looking in one of the Tower games for someone who had overcome a physical tragedy. When I read Mother's message..I saw her Avatar in my mind's eye.. I called Arafel Sedai earlier because I couldn't stop bawling..I felt like such a dolt!
again, I say this.. I am so emotionally invested in this Site and truly truly belonging here is a pleasure and a privlege
|Miridyth Al'Landerin||Thank you for the pictures that everyone took. That is how I remember her.|
|Asalyn al'Morin||She looks so lovely in all her photos and you can just SEE the kindness and loving radiating from her eyes. What a wonderful person!!|
|Kariada, Khisanth, (Vashanka), Amira, Jenarra, Padra, Zashara, Melearlin, Serenla, Eniara
The event was a great gathering of Shawls. Padra didn't have her shawl with her, so she jumped in and faked it along with Zasha in my shawl.
Padra was one of the treasured smiling faces who jumped in and laughed, smiled, and hugged, and whether I remembered seeing her at any other Tower event, I remembered her at this local one. I think this was the last time I got to spend any time with her that wasn't online, and we parted with hugs and smiles.