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The Language of Grief

Death is so inarticulate. Grief, however, speaks to our hearts and from our hearts. Grief can sing and grief can sign. Grief can write poetry and grief can tell stories. Grief can speak from loudspeakers and from tiny mouths. Grief can say I love you and grief can ask for help. Grief is fluent in … Continue reading The Language of Grief

Let It All Fall Apart

Save your strength for those who need you to be strong but how tender can you be with your own heart how patient can you be with your own growth how kind can you be to your weak parts Hold it together when others are collapsing but once in a while let it all fall … Continue reading Let It All Fall Apart

Where We Begin (When It All Ends)

When it all implodes, explodes, hits the fan, comes to Jesus, goes to hell, unravels, derails, blindsides us, sideswipes us, bowls us over or pulls us under the breath is still there starting with the pause after the exhale that moment where we decide to keep breathing to keep living it invites us to sit … Continue reading Where We Begin (When It All Ends)

If Grief Could Speak (5 Things It Would Say)

If grief could speak it would say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry it’s me that arrived at your doorstep instead of love. But I am made of love too. In fact, it’s because I love so much that I hurt so much when I lose the people I love. If grief could speak it would say, … Continue reading If Grief Could Speak (5 Things It Would Say)

Dear June

Dear June: you are here so briefly (like it all is) so when you invite me on long walks I drop everything to go when we watch the clouds float by like thoughts, one right after the other, I tell you people call this "doing nothing" but you call it "being" I introduced you to my little … Continue reading Dear June

When the Light Leaves the Sky

Tonight I settle into the trust that is necessary when the light leaves the sky (or our life) into the faith that is required to run my hands over the walls of my heart I cannot see (but I feel thumping with life) I sink into the silence that is the answer I have been looking … Continue reading When the Light Leaves the Sky

Mother’s Day Tribute Practice

“One of the things this society is most deficient in is safe spaces for truth-telling about the condition of our souls.” – Parker Palmer Last Mother’s Day, as an alternative to the typical Mother’s Day celebrations, I offered a commemorative yoga practice at my local yoga studio to honor the mothers who are no longer … Continue reading Mother’s Day Tribute Practice

So This is How We Say Goodbye

So this is how we say goodbye to the people we love to the people we've been to the roles we've played to the lives we've lived Stepping onto the stage of our life, knowing that sometimes sometimes we get to say a proper goodbye with applause and an encore and a bow Sometimes no … Continue reading So This is How We Say Goodbye