100 Words: Teach Me, O Death, About Love

Don’t inform someone (whose loved one has died) about death. Don’t imply all is well or that time will heal. Don’t even be sorry.

Be with her, yes. But let death do the teaching.

Don’t assure a grieving woman her soulmate is still close. At first, she won’t believe you. Might punch you. Might send a gut-wrenching wail through your sorry bones.  

Instead, let the veiled one reach. Let him touch, speak to her. Let him show he’s available, still loving. She’ll fall to her knees holding her heart and understand everything.

Nature, motherhood, death. Three teachers of deepest love.

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    Teria

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    Oh hon…………..

    So True……….

    SOoooo. TRUE !

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      Terri Crosby

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      I can hear you actually saying this to me. :–) Love that…

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      Ariel Marsh

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      I have never heard this expressed so beautifully and poetically. I have found this to be so true…and yes he does! Thank you for touching my heart and soul. Here is one of my favorites

      WHEN SOMEONE
      IS GOING
      THROUGH A STORM
      YOUR SILENT
      PRESENCE IS
      MORE POWERFUL
      THAN A MILLION
      EMPTY WORDS

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        Terri Crosby

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        Ariel, thank you so much for your kind comments. And I love (so much) the saying/words you offered. That’s a perfect thought, so accurate.

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    Joyce

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    Amazing. Are you sure you’re not related to Mary Oliver?

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      Terri Crosby

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      As you probably know, there is no higher compliment in my book than being “related” to Mary Oliver…

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    Lynn

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    I read this again and again.
    It’s so powerful. So real. I could deeply relate.The end is profound and “drove me to my knees” Thank you.

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      Terri Crosby

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      Thank you, Lynn. Hugs across the miles. We’ll have that phone call soon!

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    corey h fowler

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    BEAUTIFUL… LOVELY…

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