Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cruel and Beautiful

I am trembling with heartsick sadness at hearing of the death of a former student and friend, killed this morning in a car accident on his way home from college for the holidays.

This morning Death, this afternoon marriage and Life. This Solstice Day, so heavy with the Dance of Shiva.

We take such comfort in the security of Ceremony to heal past wounds and face uncertain futures.

Sometimes I wonder if it is really worth the time to think about it at all, but to simply enjoy what we have, while we have it. And if not able to Love it, at least appreciate it.

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