Dealing With Death

Dylan Thomas advised “Do not go gentle into that good night”. But there are times when peace is better than a last violent struggle; A gentle sigh more befitting than the rage. When the fight is no longer for any reason but TO fight and the fear of death, then it becomes a meaningless conflict with no way forward. My aunt has finally made her peace, such as it could be, on this plane. She was comforted by the rites of her beliefs. And around one o’clock this morning, she let go of the fear, and let herself slip Across to that distant shore where family and friends gone on before waited to help her transition. She leaves behind a diminished and somewhat at-odds family, but she is at peace… and the rest of us will find our own, or just learn to live with it. I went with Mom to order flowers. Deciding how to word the card was…interesting. We are a family of varied and disjointed beliefs. In the end, I came up with “Be at peace” and we left it at that. In my view, death isn’t an end, it is a change…. but she will need that peace within herself to sort through the lessons of this lifetime, before deciding on the lessons she will need to learn on the next turn of the Spiral. And the rest of us will need peace to accept what is, was and will be. We, no less than she, had lessons to learn from the interactions spanning her lifetime.
Good bye, Aunt Carol. Be at peace.

About Mad Annie, Bronwyn, Ann

I am a wife.mother, writer, cashier (hey, it helps pay the bills), Pagan who sometimes thinks too much. A jackie of all trades and mistress of none
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1 Response to Dealing With Death

  1. Nick Evetts says:

    May the Divine give you shelter and wisdom until next you walk amongst us ….

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