I get the distinct feeling that this time of year, Halloween, stirs the spirits in a really good, happy way. We, in the United States, do so much with thoughts and deeds honoring the dead in a strangely commercial way… we don’t realize the energy we put into the holiday. However, the spirits must be dancing around all the decorations in delight. As I pulled out my special pieces to commemorate this time, I thought of loved ones gone. I also thought of death itself, the immediate separation, the emptiness of life… and the thoughts of those loved ones that never leave us. For some, a day never passes that I don’t think of them. Do the thoughts remind us that they are close by? I hope so.
I got this from a friend. I don’t know who the original author is, but I found it to be quite touching.
“To Those I Love And To Those Who Love Me”
When I am gone,
Release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears;
Be happy we had so many years.
I give you my love,
You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love
You have shown me;
But now it’s time I travel alone.
So grieve a while for me,
If grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It’s only for a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away for life goes on.
So if you need me,
Call me and I will be near.
And if you listen with your heart,
All my love around you,
Soft and clear.
And when you must come this way along,
I’ll greet you with a Smile,
And “Welcome Home”.
Have a dreamy, cozy and delightful Halloween week.