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Sea Lace and Sadness: A Short Commentary on Grief and Loss

How beauty helps us recognize larger truths and deal with grief.

This has been a sad month for my husband and me. We have lost three friends in the past four weeks or so. Three people full of life and wonder and vitality. Where their energy has gone, no one can comprehend. I am reminded of the preciousness of life.

We are all buffeted by the tide, often surrounded by circumstances beyond our understanding or control. Yet life remains beautiful, offering us moments of beauty and contemplation at unexpected times and in unexpected places. Thank goodness for those times when visions of natural beauty quiet the mind and heart and give solace.

Like the boulder half submerged and pounded by endless waves both large and small, we endure through pain and adversity.

We take comfort in the love we feel for those who have passed. We know that the love they showed and our love for them, endures in our hearts. The sun will set but we know with some certainty, it will rise again.

To the families of those who have passed, I wish a sense of comfort and peace in knowing that the pain of their loved one has ceased. They are part of something larger than we. Even as our hearts swell to bursting with pain we know we are part of the Stream of Humanity in a larger, incomprehensible Eternity.

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4 comments on Sea Lace and Sadness: A Short Commentary on Grief and Loss

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By Lynda Lehmann on November 17, 2010 at 06:06 pm

Thank you Cher, for your kindness.

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By Lynda Lehmann on November 28, 2010 at 09:10 am

Melody, my heart breaks for their loved ones left behind. For me, the grief is already a little easier to navigate, as the weeks pass. But for them it will take so much longer.

You are indeed a kind and loving person, Melody, and it's my good fortune to have met you in cyberspace. ;)

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By Lynda Lehmann on November 14, 2011 at 02:37 pm

LOVE HEALS - I guess the older we get, the more days will be tinged by feelings of loss, for ourselves and others. So much more important, then, to look at the cup half-full and count our blessings. Thank you for reading, Love Heals!

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By Lynda Lehmann on November 15, 2011 at 12:30 pm

LOVE HEALS - I cherish every day and always look for the positive in the world and in people. And I look for and always find, great beauty to fill my cup. That's why I do a lot of art.

For decades, since I read Krishnamurti and quite a few humanist psychologists, I realized the importance of living in harmony and accord with our deepest principles.

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