Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge prompt words – grief and pine – hit a spot this week. So first, my haiku.
Sorrow like a storm
Cleansed the debris of this farce
No longer pining.
At the same time, thinking of Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – to be by a poet this week – brought this contribution.
Sometimes we spend so much time focusing on what we have lost and the fear of losing that we fail to just stop, step back and consider the big picture. Beyond the usual ‘advice’ to be grateful instead, for me loss is just is. The judgment we place on ‘loss’ as being good or bad gets in the way of our truly seeing – that certain things are meant to be lost so we can find, that the loss in fact enhances what we have, that the loss may indeed free us, that the experience of loss is growth…
Within every experience of loss, there is a gain. Let this gain be worthy of the beauty that is you.
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