“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly. ” – Richard Bach
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 — To everything there is a season; And a time to every purpose under the sun; A time to get and a time to lose; A time to keep and a time to cast away.
My wife died after we were married for 63 years, but at the same time I still have her with me. What do I mean by that? I mean that her humor, beauty, love and spirit are still beside me and will never be lost by me. As many wise authors note, love is immortal and makes all things immortal and the bridge between the land of the living and the land of the dead is love.
The most significant factor in how you handle the inevitable changes which life presents you with is related to the messages your parents hypnotized you with. Though, as a child, I did not appreciate what my parents were saying the truth of their words became evident with time and changes that I was not looking for.
I think of death as if it were a commencement. Why is it that a graduation is called a commencement and not a termination? Hey, you are finished with school why are things just beginning? Because that is the nature of life. Loss is change and change is a commencement.