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Meditations at a Funeral
The circle of life, it isn' t so much a circle. Each individual strand must inevitably come to an end. Not a circle at all, not with each distinct beginning and end.

We know this is how it works, every life must end. That being so, why does it hurt so when it happens?

It's funny, or at least it makes me thoughtful, how somebody else's loss can make me think about my own losses. My past ones, and my future ones. Death reminds us of the pain of our loved ones' mortality.

But this is what we do, regardless. We come together for one another, we put aside our own sadness or contemplativeness to help carry the burdens of our friends. Or even if I can't really help carry anything, at least my presence can help them know they're not alone.

No man is an island. It makes sense that this death makes me a little thoughtful and sad, this Uncle, Father, and Brother of people for whom I care. I love that essay. Every loss does affect me, everyone's pain is my pain, this is part of being human. I would not have it any other way.

The water is wide, I cannot swim. And neither have I wings to fly.... But build me a boat, and we both shall row, my love and I.

I sit here alone today, but in life I am not alone. I know this, even if I forget sometimes. Nobody is... And maybe we should spend more time in life together, remembering and celebrating that.

This post dedicated to Leo, and Howard, and departed friends everywhere.

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jebra From: jebra Date: January 23rd, 2006 06:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
[hug] What you said.
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thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
And maybe we should spend more time in life together, remembering and celebrating that.

Even though it hurts sometimes, I try to have a handfull of people emotionally close to me. You're right, we're *not* alone. Life isn't lonely if we all go through it together.
From: 111466 Date: January 23rd, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
This may sound corny to you (and I did hear it on Dawson's Creek) but it makes a bit of sense.

"There is no opposite to Life. The opposite to Death is Birth. Life has no equal. It simply is."

:: raises glass (of Pepsi) in memory of friends and family ::

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