sometimes grief sneaks into the layers of light surrounding you. it comes in waves, wrapping the darkness with a bittersweet nostalgia. even when it grabs hold, invite it gently to sit awhile with you, offer it a warm cup of tea. become friends. listen intently to the story it tells. when you have offered the compassion that it needs, grief will give you one last tearful hug, and float off into the world until the next time
grief took her hand and led her into the darkness. she was a faithful servant, breathing in the solitude, lettingnher misery rock her to sleep. someday she would crawl back into the light. but not yet. July 30, 2015.