Each Talking to you post is a little bit of myself. A bread crumb of my existence. An insight into why I write what I write, and where it comes from. My hope is to openly express, as best as I can, through poetry and photography my “life feelings”. These posts are as sporadic as I am, so there will be links to each of them below. Keeping them all in one place.
I would love for you to take my writings whether or not you are in a similar situation, and see that every feeling born from grief/life has a place. And It’s Ok.
I recently came across a book, completely by chance. The individual who recommended it, unaware, I am so grateful. You never really know when or by whom you are being heard. It’s so important to speak up. People can always choose to ignore you or hear you.
The Smell of Rain on Dust, by Martin Prechtel is beautifully written, and no matter what your faith, it’s a simple message that speaks to everyone…here’s a short excerpt.
“Grief is praise of those we have lost…To not grieve is a violence to the Divine and our own hearts and especially to the dead. If we do not grieve what we miss, we are not praising what we love. If we do not praise whom we miss, we are ourselves in some way dead. So grief and praise make us alive (p. 36-37).”Martin Prechtel, The Smell of Rain on Dust
Below is the guide to all of my Talking to you posts…if you’re interested. I will Keep this post updated, along with continually posting them on my blog.
I hope you’ve let yourself feel today. Thank you so much for dropping by!