Thursday, October 27, 2005

Of beginnings nor of ends, you do not have that power - Paint and Glass

Many say it comes in three's. Death. Part of life. The small staff I work with suffered three family deaths over the weekend. A young father taken off a respirator, another hit by an SUV while checking his vehicle. Lastly, an infant of three weeks old. We are not meant to understand, just accept. It's difficult to acknowledge such pain, comfort the grieving. Acknowledgement of such tragedies honors their life. Love must be stronger than fear of death.


Blogger JJ said...

Oh my goodness....woman at my office lost her mother, then her brother in law within 3 weeks of each other. Within a few days of my co-worker's 2nd loss, a friend lost his pet of 15 yrs suddenly.

Your ending sentiment is very powerful to me.....

5:46 PM  
Blogger Glyn (Zaphod) Evans said...

The thing about death is that for the deceased, they are off to a better realm. There is no pain, no suffering there. It is in our loss, and the sorrow of others that the difficulty lies...

All you can do is support. My thoughts are with these families.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Kid Ric said...

Hi Helen,

God bless their souls. How sad.

Peace, love and light.

12:59 AM  
Blogger GPV said...

If we could ease the pain....sorry.

6:03 AM  
Anonymous 3rdtimesacharm( 3T ) said...

My condolences to these families! Like jj, your ending sentiment was powerful. My prayers are with these grieving families.


8:55 AM  
Blogger PaintingChef said...

Its such a bizarre phenomenon, the way that always happens.

11:28 AM  
Blogger momsgoneloony said...

way too sad...a baby, how does one ever get over that?

4:14 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

That's a lot to deal with. I can be pretty philosophical about death, and I can be glad that they're in Heaven, but sometimes I'm just selfish and I want them here. I don't think I'm going to be hitting "enlightened" status any time soon...

10:29 PM  
Blogger karma said...

its all part of the bigger picture.
may their souls rest in peace.

thanks for the mention

8:17 AM  
Blogger Abbyliqua said...

It's really weird. Everywhere I've turned lately, I've been faced by death. Coworkers, family and Katrina.

Maybe it was always present and I was so caught up in my own problems it didn't impinge on my consiousness?

Anyway, in an attempt to figure out how to cope, I got some suggestions from our work assistance website that you might want to take a gander.


Dee a/k/a Abbyliqua

10:33 AM  
Blogger Justin Kreutzmann said...

I'm very sorry for the loses those families have suffered. Whenever someone in the Grateful Dead family would pass Garcia would always say, "it's our old friend Mr. Death again."

12:57 PM  
Blogger jane said...

I totally agree with that. I don't think death is hard for those dying. At least not as hard as it is on those left to live, missing the person.
I've heard the 3 people thing too & hope its just an odd coincidence.

9:20 PM  
Blogger ABRAXAS said...

The moment we are born, we are all destined to die at any moment. There's nothing to be afraid of death - It is a solace.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Too much loss. If only we could ease the pain of those still here. Your ending was poignant, zapping arrows to my heart in the "Helen" way I enjoy.

3:29 AM  

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