March 25 2019

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, March 25, 2019

Death. Makes Life Real. Not long ago I attended the memorial service for a sweet, loving elder in our community. While there I spoke to a wise member of clergy about safe places for people to take their grief and mourning, places like funerals, memorial services, support gatherings, etc. In particular we were talking about the grief and mourning that included tears and laughter. He shared that by expressing our tears and laughter we connect to our deep and true selves; without that expression, we lose that connection. Even though we would rather have our loved ones back, death does make life real and gives us opportunities to connect with our deep selves.

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