With the uttermost tenderness,
no need to rush,
place your hand on your heart
and gently knock on the Door of Grief.
What do you sense could be waiting for you
behind this door? What wants to be named,
honored and held?
Maybe it is obvious,
a loss so stark and unavoidable,
one that knocks you over
with a weight more massive and frightening
than you think you can bear.
Or maybe it is more of a subtle ache—
losses of hugs, of dreams,
of days, of relationships,
of the familiar slipping out of your hands.
Grief is a portal
Grief shows us how deeply we loved.
Be gentle with your heart,
~ Chameli Ardagh
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