Weep long, then breathe deeply. This is the soul shedding its skin in order to live again. – ME
This thought filled my head on 3/7/14 in the wee hours. But honestly???? the last month has been filled with so many family deaths, death-a-versaries and memories of lost loved ones, I guess it’s time I just put it on out there and let it drift around in The Blogaverse for contemplation.
I haven’t cried much but I feel like I should have. Or should be. Maybe it’s because the older I get the better I understand death. I understand that I can’t control it. I understand that while our physical bodies die and cease to exist, our souls live on and I believe parts of us are even reborn. This to me is a good thing. Maybe that’s why I don’t cry so much about death anymore. I picture a pretty wicked awesome party pad packed with souls I love, in perfect form, doing all the things they love to do, floating around in whatever plane exists for the “afterlife”. It’s not a scary thing, because God is in control. The way I believe and understand God and death may be different than what some believe or what some religions teach, but in my heart and soul, this is what I believe. Anyway…
I imagine it will be different when I lose a parent. This is not something I look forward to and for those friends and cousins who have recently mourned the loss of their mothers and fathers (there have been 6 in the last month I can think of), know that I love you and have been thinking of you. I hope you have allowed yourself a good healthy cry and good deep breath.
NOTE: This quote post somehow never got published here on WordPress. I know it made it on FaceBook like I meant to post it here too, but somehow, as I just got on to blog tonight, I saw it wasn’t listed in my recent posts. Hmmm… anyhooo… it’s here now. Happy Easter all!