Float down like autumn leaves
And hush now
Close your eyes before the sleep
And you’re miles away
And yesterday you were here with me
Another tear, another cry,
another place for us to die
It’s not complicated.
Autumn Leaves by Ed Sheeran
Death is never easy. Comfort is required, not only for the dying, but for loved ones left behind. This incredible song is a lullaby for the dying and a salve for those who live. Listen with love, then linger awhile in your grief. It’s necessary. It’s not complicated.
A dear friend is co-leading a Sacred Grief Retreat November 11-13 in Dahlonega, Georgia. If you or someone you love seeks solace in a supportive community, learn more at http://www.joycedillon.com/griefandlossretreat.html