One set of parents lost their middle-aged son to terminal illness. The mother of a middle-aged daughter died suddenly and unexpectedly. An elderly father in the care of his daughter, died after a long struggle with a terminal condition.
How do they cope? How do they hold these moments of grief? I know they are each sitting with their own private feelings and sharing feelings with family members. They talk about their loved one who is no longer suffering. They all wonder what the feeling of passing was for their loved one .... and they go on.
Take the old heavy iron in hand
press it gently into the folds of pure linen
make straight the path
for I am going Home
through the mist
into the Blue.
- 2023 paboernke