It appears unexpectedly.
… wears different costumes.
… sometimes puts a smile on our face.
… often brings sadness to our heart.
… is not predictable
in either timing or outcome.


When we acknowledge its presence,
we give it its space.

And we recover
… somewhat.

the next time,
when grief appears

As the ebb and flow of grief
finds its way into your life in the coming hours, days, weeks, month, years,
may a gentle prayer
and warm shaft of healing light
wing its way to you,
encouraging you to remember
… you are stronger than you think you are.

Even through times,
when grief “is”.

© June Maffin
Photo taken at Goldstream Park, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada