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Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
For all those who have faced the loss of a loved one.
Still, thinking of you, I sometimes play a game.
What if we had walked a different path one day,
Would some small incident have nudged us elsewhere
The way a pebble tossed into a brook
Might change the course a hundred miles downstream?
The trick is making memory a blessing,
To learn by loss the cool subtraction of desire,
Of wanting nothing more than what has been,
To know the past forever lost, yet seeing
Behind the wall a garden still in blossom.
The Lost Garden – Dana Gioia
14 thoughts on “A different path”
Dear Karen, to be able to find such beauty in something so powerful as that grief takes great heart. I’ve touched it at times but I cannot compare to your journey, it would take you somewhere so profoundly painful…but in doing so, with much time, I think a heart see’s differently, more profoundly…because of that depth. I think your garden is indeed a beautiful place kind lady, thank you for sharing the courage and love you have found within it ❤️🙏🏽
This is a beautiful poem for anyone who faces loss. And grief teaches us so much about life. Thank you Mark 🙏🏻
And thank you for sharing yours Karen ❤️🙏🏽
Karen, this is beautiful. Having reflected on this, I am remembering your beautiful and powerful book. Sending you love and appreciation. 🙏🏻💜
Thank you Carrie. 🧡🤗
Absolutely beautiful. Love this, Karen. 💕
Yes it’s a beautiful perspective. Thanks Eliza 🧡
So poignant and beautiful Karen. Thank you 💐💕🙏🏻
I agree. Thank you Val 🤗🙏🏻
Karen your posts touch my heart 💜
Thank you Ka! That means a lot 🧡🙏🏻🤗
A beautiful poem helping us with loss as we travel along our journey.
I agree Michele. It reminded me of the many beautiful gardens that have grown on the other side of my loss and grief. 🧡🤗
I love that, Karen.