As I sit down in the silent gloom of this morning, I am deeply aware that, for many, this is a time of great loss and loneliness.
For some, the grief is raw and fresh; for others, it is a deep ache that has settled within their bones over many years.
For some, tears flow freely; while others choke on bitterness and anger and regret.
For some, what must be let go of makes room for something new tomorrow; for others, there is no sense of being able to go on tomorrow without the one that they have lost.
For myself, in this moment of darkness in which I reflect on my own life in light of a body sealed, cold and breathless, in a borrowed tomb …
I dip my hands
into the pool of tears,
and let each unwept drop
from my fingertips.
Their ripples shimmer
across my calm reflection
I am undone.
May we be undone on this black Saturday
in the knowledge that, gently, God goes with us
until the rains are over and gone
and the winter of our grief is past.
Sending much love,