Avoiding loss begets loss.
There is no way out without being a loser. The only way out is through.”
… Consider, and call for the mourning women to come; send for the skilled women to come; let them quickly raise a dirge over us, so that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids flow with water.
~ Jeremiah 9:17-18 The New Oxford Annotated Bible
Nowadays I take long walks and talk to dead people. And my favorite dreams are visitations. Sometimes just comforting glimpses, or on fortunate nights rich conversations and a visceral felt presence. Sometimes, when I’ve hit the jackpot I wake and am still surrounded by their smell.
But we don’t only mourn the dead. We must mourn everything we cherish, for all things are impermanent. We don’t get to hang onto much. And even wishes die and are reborn.
And those who cannot mourn and those refuse to will sicken and eventually break under the strain.
I am, and have always been, a…
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