100 Words: Teach Me, O Death, About Love
Don’t inform someone (whose loved one has died) about death. Don’t imply all is well or that time will heal. Don’t even be sorry.
Be with her, yes. But let death do the teaching.
Don’t assure a grieving woman her soulmate is still close. At first, she won’t believe you. Might punch you. Might send a gut-wrenching wail through your sorry bones.
Instead, let the veiled one reach. Let him touch, speak to her. Let him show he’s available, still loving. She’ll fall to her knees holding her heart and understand everything.
Nature, motherhood, death. Three teachers of deepest love.
death and dying, death of a loved one, In Care of Relationships, missing him, Terri Crosby
SOoooo. TRUE !
I can hear you actually saying this to me. :–) Love that…
I have never heard this expressed so beautifully and poetically. I have found this to be so true…and yes he does! Thank you for touching my heart and soul. Here is one of my favorites
THROUGH A STORM
THAN A MILLION
Ariel, thank you so much for your kind comments. And I love (so much) the saying/words you offered. That’s a perfect thought, so accurate.
Amazing. Are you sure you’re not related to Mary Oliver?
As you probably know, there is no higher compliment in my book than being “related” to Mary Oliver…
I read this again and again.
It’s so powerful. So real. I could deeply relate.The end is profound and “drove me to my knees” Thank you.
Thank you, Lynn. Hugs across the miles. We’ll have that phone call soon!
corey h fowler
Thank you, C! Always nice to hear from you.