apprenticeship with sorrow

I’ve just started to read  “The Wild Edge of Sorrow” by Francis Weller

some months ago, as Ronen was sharing, I listened to Charles Eisenstein’s podcast… a talk with Francis Weller about grief and reverence. I was touched by Francis…

I remember taking some notes on their talks (don’t know where they are, hmmm)… then I forget Francis’s name… but the ripples of their talked remained in my heart and still ripples so alive in my life…

then couple of days ago, an ordered book arrived home… Ronen order Francis’s book “The Wild Edge of Sorrow”! 🙂

as I start reading I’ve already connected to Francis sayings:

Everyone of us must undertake an apprenticeship with sorrow. We must learn and art and craft of grief, discover the profound ways it ripens and deepen us. While grief is an intense emotion, it is also a skill we develop through a prolonged walk with loss. Facing grief is hard work… it takes outrageous courage to face outrageous loss. This is precisely what we are being called to do.”

I feel more like…called to… be with.

and also a 12 century poem included in the preface of the book:

‘Tis a fearful thing,

To love

What death can touch.

To love, to hope, to dream,

And oh, to lose,

A thing for fools, this,

Love,

But a holy thing

To love what death can touch.

speaking of impermanence

 

looking forward to dive with Francis… into exploring grief, loss, pain, sorrow…

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