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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Embrace the Losses - John O'Donohue

May you know that absence is alive with hidden presence,
that nothing is ever lost or forgotten.
May the absences in your life grow full of eternal echo.
May you sense around you the secret Elsewhere,
where the presences that have left you dwell..
May you be generous in your embrace of loss.
May the sore well of grief turn into a seamless flow
of presence.

May you be embraced by God in whom dawn and
twilight are one - within the Great Belonging.

John O'Donohue
from: To Bless the Space Between Us
Original title: A Blessing for Absence


In memory of my mother
who passed from this life into
the "secret Elsewhere"
one year ago today...


And this goes out to all
who have experienced loss
around the world in our ongoing
coronavirus crisis...


Photo - Mystic Meandering
"Mom's last wave"


  1. What a lovely tribute to your mom! There is a quote by an anonymous writer I think of often: “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.”

    1. Thank you so much! Appreciate you coming by to leave your note... Love the quote :)


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