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The Thing About Death…

January 14, 2004 by  

It was my grandfather’s birthday this month. How is it possible to miss someone this much – I guess its called unconditional love.
But when does the grieving process end? Or does it ever? And then I read “Thing Is” by Halley Suitt and tears came rolling down my face…….a poignant reminder to focus on what we have rather than what we don’t have and to focus on their presence in our lives, rather than their loss. Their blessings to us to just go on. Moving on is a gift to them, to us, and to others in our path. And I’m convinced that the people we encounter and connect with on our journey are never an accident. Thing is … Thinking about losing my dad, losing my mom,
odd word “loss”, strange verb “to lose” strange
phrase, “losing people.” Thing is … they hardly seem lost.
If anyone is lost, it is us,
trying to understand their passing.
But I do not find them gone. They are here and don’t call me crazy to say so.
Maybe they are made into lovely silk ribbons,
long rolls of gossamer,…

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