The Grief Ceremony
Grief for this planet. Grief in our lives. Our rejected shadows. Ceremonial time goes like this: 10 minutes or 1 hour or 1 day or 1 week or 1 year or 1 lifetime, you can’t tell where it starts and where it ends. If you could collect up all of the grief in the world and put it in a circle on the floor in front of you, if you could sit around grief and lament and mourn and scream and sob and howl and wail, for your lost ones, for your lost self, for your unloved parts, for the destruction of our world, for those who left, those who are leaving, for those who never loved you, for hatred, for pain, It might look a little something like this. Or it might not. Your grief is personal, it’s yours, and mine is mine. It’s ours to share, it’s eternal, it’s deep, it’s never ending. If we love, we lose. If we love we will grieve. With our tears we can build a well: if we are brave.