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Wheelerswife

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Saw this today....
« on: September 14, 2015, 08:51:33 AM »
 ?To live in this world
you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.?

--Mary Oliver

Sums it up, eh?

Maureen
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SimiRed

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 10:00:12 PM »
Yes, sums it up...not that easy though,  huh?
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Bunny

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 10:55:38 AM »
I love that quote- thank you for sharing it here. Mary Oliver's poetry speaks to me so deeply, has helped in understanding my grief and in learning to heal. I also recommend these two:

The Summer Day:
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/537fb45ce4b05a01674e441a/t/53b759fce4b0998a1be6e4e4/1404525070612/the-summer-day-plain.jpg

The Uses of Sorrow
http://www.windturbinesyndrome.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mary-Oliver-on-sorrow.jpg

You are in my thoughts, wheelerswife, and your approach to dealing with your grief has always been an inspiration to me. Even when I wasn't ready to be so optimist...thank you.
It is a fearful thing to love what Death can touch.

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2015, 09:39:03 PM »
I reposted this on facebook for my niece who just lost her beloved Papa.

Thanks, Maureen.
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.      ~ A. Einstein

DonnaP

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2015, 07:38:42 AM »
I think it's the "let it go" part that we all have difficulty with.

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2015, 10:12:52 AM »
I'm trying to convince myself that I can separate letting go into letting go of plans, which I clearly must do, and letting go of T, which are not the same. I'm still a work in progress.
Without you, Baby, I'm not me.

BrokenHeart2

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015, 04:09:53 PM »
Wow, yes that is profound and does sum it up.  Thank you WW. A lot easier said than done.
I don't want it to be his legacy that his death destroyed me.
I need to honour his life by rebuilding my life.

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2015, 08:53:04 PM »
The letting go is the tricky part...
You will forever be my always.

linda5

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 08:57:09 PM »
I don't know if I'll ever really be able to "let it go." 

biscuit

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Re: Saw this today....
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 02:38:33 PM »
Wow, that is very accurate.

Although, it doesn't really make it easier, but does kind of show how this is the challenges of life that everyone will face (just some way sooner than others)