Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Reflecting and Grieving and a heart still beating

"Perhaps for now
it can be enough
to simply marvel
at the mystery
of how a heart
so broken
can go on beating"

I am not ready to move on
to make New Year's Resolutions
and move into 2022...
I'm still grieving.

So much loss
so much sadness
so much death
so much

I see pictures posted on Facebook.
I turn the corner expecting them to be there.
I walk to their usual place to find it empty.
I reach for the phone to get sage advice,
but no, not this time.
Death has come.

I know I am not alone in this.
The people I grieve for were members of other families
and members of my church family.

I see it in the faces.
The deep grief.
The loss.
Some are bold enough to say it.

And yet, our broken hearts keep beating.
Is it a betrayal of all the sadness we feel?
or is it a sign of resilience?

you knew grief too.
You know our sadness.
In grief, we are connected, 
even across deep divides. 
Fierce loss can forge fierce connections.
We are not alone.
Our broken hearts go on
beating out of your great love.

a few lines from "Blessing for the Brokenhearted" quoted from:

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