WHEN I THINK ABOUT DYING….

WHEN I THINK ABOUT DYING….

 

Every morning

I get up

Mostly around 7,

Pee and weigh,

Heat up the water

For my coffee,

Walk outside

In my pajamas

And pick up

The Herald

And NY Times.

 

As I read

The local and

International

Good and mostly bad

News

I find myself

embracing

and growing

in compassion,

suffering and celebrating

with all of us,

whatever side

or opinion

or violent

or heroic

situation.

 

I often fantasize

That today may

bestow

My final hour,

And I open myself

With gratitude

To the inevitability

Of life

And

Death.

 

When I think about

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GRIEF AND GRATITUDE

GRIEF AND GRATITUDE

 

Grief and gratitude

will always be

very dependable

friends.

 

United in

their opposites,

they seamlessly

realize,

connect and

transform

past, present and future

through their

slowly refining

grist

of time,

self-discovery

and

trust in the

Mystery

of Great Mercy.

 

Our work

is to 

embrace

the opposites,

live now,

take the next step,

honor uncertainty,

receive

and 

remain awake.