advent journal: grieving


    Again, with the technical difficulties. Here is my post from last night.


    imagine you have a stone
    the size of your sorrow
    strapped to your back
    imagine you and the stone
    have fallen into a lake
    and sunk to the bottom

    you struggle to your feet
    and try to carry the stone
    back to the surface
    but you cannot rise
    the water is pressing in
    you are almost out of air

    you finally open your mouth
    to concede your breath
    as the water rushes in
    yet you can still breathe
    though your body feels
    full and heavy, heavy

    you are left to walk under
    the weight of the water
    unable to rise beyond
    able to walk and to breathe
    when you thought you
    wouldn’t last the night


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