Thursday, August 16, 2012

sacred silence

I have not needed to keep busy.
I am compelled to silence; watching her, watching birds.

I have sat day after day in her presence~
attending her needs, bearing witness to the slow
release of word and bodily function.
It has been 2 days since she said my name.

I am not searching for answers in the silence.
I hear no wisdom,
nor words of comfort.

I have very little to say now,
having said all that matters.
I choose not to reminisce in her presence~
we know what good we have done.

I choose, rather, to simply be;
with her and near her,
waiting in sacred silence for what
I wish would never come.


  1. Anonymous8/16/2012

    I am re-living my mother's transition through your words. I never wrote a word about it; wonder if it would have helped.

    Hope you find comfort and peace.


  2. Hugs to you dear Graciel. You are in my prayers.

  3. i try to catch my breath while reading this but my tears get in the way. i cannot stop crying.

    and i have no words.

    i love you and hold you both in my heart.

  4. You are being so brave.

    You are both surrounded by SO much Love & Light.


  5. I wish I could offer you
    words that would ease your pain
    or bring some comfort.

    Just know you are in my prayers and I am sending you love.

  6. In some small way, I have been there, with you. Silently sitting, wishing there was some comfort to offer.

  7. Anonymous8/19/2012

    The tears fall. Wishing I could be with you, and hug you right now. I love you dear SFG. I am in awe of you and her.


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