September, 2017

Grief as a Holy Offering

The rivers are rough right now; the seas are high. The dams have broken, and all the lakes have emptied. Over the past few weeks, I’ve experienced profound connection coupled with astounding rootedness punctuated by loss–the deaths of Beloveds–precipitating violent heavings of emotions, like so much jetsam arising from the depths of the oceans. I return again and again to the questions: How does grief fit into my everyday life? How can I feel this pain without becoming lost in it forever? Will it ever hurt less and, if not, how will I learn to bear this? ***** I am ceremonially […]