Forever lit with the soul of another

Immediate grief is a falling to the knees, a bleeding of the heart, a blow to the soul. Ongoing grief is a getting up; a call to move on; a healing and a strengthening; a melding of soul with sorrow, with loss, with life; a transformation of self to renewed being, rebuilt with the leavings of another.

—Terri Guillemets, 2019 March 5th

Paws walking away

Sometimes what gets to you most isn’t the large holes that get ripped from your heart but the fraying of all its edges — when the thing that held you together isn’t anymore.

—Terri Guillemets, 2019 January 11th