We cannot re-create this world…We cannot even, truly, re-create ourselves. Only our behavior can we re-create, or create anew. ~Alice Walker
Healing After Loss meditations by Martha Whitmore Hickman
All winter, in many parts of the country, the earth has lain brown and barren—or covered with chilling snow.
But beneath that apparently lifeless earth the roots of plants have maintained themselves in a necessary hibernation. Then, come spring, year after year, the earth comes to life again, and blooms with beauty and nurturance.
Maybe this can be a model of trust for us in these new green months of early summer—that the season of depression and sorrow will, in time, give way to a renewed love of life and appreciation for its gifts—including the gift of the life and the legacy of the one we have loved.