At a Loss

Blessed are those who mourn

for they will be comforted[1]

Weeping the loss of a loved one

professes the acute aching

mitigating the grave anguish.

Yes, grief can be overwhelming

but our shadow must be embraced

to find lasting comfort and joy.

Sadness is inevitable…

shedding true tears is both healing

and necessary for wholeness.

Being open to the helplessness –

yielding to the powerlessness –

closes the emptiness

Those who heartily mourn

are graced with  consolation


[1] Matthew 5: 4

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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