For most of us
death appears as a fixed horizon
and those who pass over it
leave an emptiness we must fill
with a season of grieving.
And yet, with our sorrow
there is also a knowledge of light,
a certainty that the sense of loss
belongs not to any ending
but to the limitation of our vision.
Death is an experience for those left behind
not for those who are moving
from one stage of living to another.
There is our physical death
but there is also the daily deaths we experience ...
loss of health
separation or divorce
loss of a job
loss of a friendship
loss of identity