Meditation Point #131 – Grief

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The tears I feel today
I’ll wait to shed tomorrow.
Though I’ll not sleep this night
Nor find surcease from sorrow.
My eyes must keep their sight:
I dare not be tear-blinded.
I must be free to talk
Not choked with grief, clear-minded.
My mouth cannot betray
The anguish that I know.
Yes, I’ll keep my tears til later:
But my grief will never go.

— Anne McCaffrey (Dragonsinger)

Grief is something we all must deal with eventually.  When I read any type of book I often find passages that provoke deeper thought, this is one example.  Often in times of grief we must stay strong and deny ourselves the act of grieving until another day.  But denied or not we still feel the grief.  It is funny how extreme emotions can change us and stay with us forever, like love or grief…

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