My friend Ursula sent me this poem yesterday. I love this and I find it very soothing:
DO NOT STAND ON MY GRAVE AND WEEP,
I AM NOT THERE, I DO NOT SLEEP,
I AM A THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW,
I AM THE DIAMOND GLINTS ON SNOW,
I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON RIPENED GRAIN,
I AM THE GENTLE AUTUMN RAIN.
WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING’S HUSH,
I AM THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH,
OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLED FLIGHTS,
I AM THE SOFT STARS THAT SHINE AT NIGHT.
DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY.
I AM NOT THERE. I DID NOT DIE.
My long time childhood friend, Kathy, told me that when she recently experienced deep loss, a friend told her to “Absorb the Love”. That is exactly my key to surviving this grief. There is so much love around me and I am absorbing it all! Thank you, my readers, for being here for me.