Alterations of Death

The image of a blanket, woven with various patches, filled with stitching, and mended with quilting, is not one uncommon when we describe our human experience. Often have writers invoked the image of a patchwork quilt to describe the many pieces that constitute our lives. Many of us have quilts made by mothers, or grandmothers,Continue reading “Alterations of Death”

My Final Gift to my Father: This Burden

    Unsuspecting subjects of the fates is what we become.  Persons wandering the land only to be shackled by a yoke fashioned in the randomness of life.  Living life, free, free of this burden, the world a place of solace and comfort, then suddenly, that world dies.  There is no more freedom, not fromContinue reading “My Final Gift to my Father: This Burden”

Death asks Questions. Ecclesiastes Answers.

Sudden, premature, Death is the great equalizer.   Both for those who die and those they leave behind. For those who die, suddenly, everything they were, or weren’t, did, or didn’t do, is finished.  Their dreams, their opinions, their loves, their hates, their things and their family, all stay behind.  The prince and the pauper meetContinue reading “Death asks Questions. Ecclesiastes Answers.”

A Prayer of Lament &  Forgiveness 

How Lonely sits the city where silence now resides  The doorways are clean and empty, the water basins full  Yet, there are no ripples in the water  No footprints in the walkways  The corridors are silent- only filled with the tears of lament  The joy of my heart has ceased, our dancing has been turnedContinue reading “A Prayer of Lament &  Forgiveness “

NO! You haven’t been here: The Singularity of Grieving Loss

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent” – Ludwig Wittgenstein Experiencing the death of a loved one is not fact to be stated, a proposition that is an absolute truth.  That a loved one has died IS a fact; that one has experienced the grief of the death is not a fact; itContinue reading “NO! You haven’t been here: The Singularity of Grieving Loss”

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