In Mark Nepo's book, as I continue my reading, today he talkes about the Wisdom of the Torn Heart.
He decribes wisdom as being soft and yielding and courage to stay among the living. Even when the world is painful we need to lean into what is nourishing and letting the rest move on through.
That comes at a good time of the year, as we move into the holidays. Over the past 4 years I have lost a very important core of my family, mom, dad, sister-in-law and good friend. These loses tear at my heart and sometime are to painful to carry. But the love and joy in my life helps to keep going.
I didn't start out to talk about loss but the journey through this book did happen to mirror what has been in my heart. This was my first birthday without my mom and I sure missed her and the wonderful birthday dinner she always fixed...Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cheesebiscuts, Green Beans and Lemon Meringue Pie. She made sure to treat me to something special, usually a trip to the antique mall!! My wonderful family made sure to take me out to a wonderful place and we had a great time.
So today I will remember my parents, claim the love they gave me and enjoy the family around me.
Apple picking this weekend for some pies, crepes and applesauce and doesn't apple cider sound good too!!