Friday, January 8, 2016


A dear friend posted the following on Facebook. I do not have a source for this writing. Hopefully, the plagiarism police can't find me.  The year 2015 was full of deaths for us as well as family and friends. The year seemed to be one long grief period after another. We started right out on January 1, 2015. Maybe I should have seen that as a sign. Some deaths are so recent that the healing has yet to even begin. I hope this writing will be a comfort to those who read it.


                              I had my own notion of grief.
                                I thought it was a sad time.
                    That followed the death of someone you love.
                             And you had to push through it
                                  To get to the other side.
                       But I 'm learning there is no other side.
                              There is no pushing through.
                                              But rather,
                                     There is absorption.
                    And grief is not something that you complete
                                   But rather you endure.
                              Grief is not a task to finish,
                                        And move on,
                              But an element of yourself-
                              An alteration of your being.
                                   A new way of seeing.
                                A new definition of self.

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