Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Irony

Awhile back, some folks got a little upset with me when I said that one of the least comforting things you might say to someone who has just lost a loved one is, "I can't imagine."

And now I find that I could not have imagined anything as difficult as this Advent.

I can't describe it, not in a public forum. Maybe in another year I will have found words suitable for general consumption. Maybe.

For now, I'm putting some music up on the Advent blog. Not that it helps.

17 comments:

Michelle said...

I talked about that comment today with my spiritual director (new to me, a Jesuit with a dry sense of humor)...we were talking about pain, our willingness (or not) to stand before/with others who are suffering and the crucifixion.

My prayers are with you...

Cynthia said...

Nodding quietly.

Theresa Williams said...

xoxo

MikeF said...

Still here, still praying...

Peace & all blessings

Mike

sunflowerkat321 said...

You're in my thoughts...

Mrs. M said...

Gannet,

I haven't commented in a while, but I am thinking about you.

Diane said...

(GG)

Sarah S-D said...

i believe you. totally. (((gg)))

bean said...

xoxo bean

Lisa :-] said...

Love you, my friend...

Carol said...

{{{{{GG}}}}}}}

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Stratoz said...

I tried to get my students to imagine "bee purple." I try to imagine pain and joy coming together. I, like you try to imagine private words blending into a public forum but see that some things are not ready to combine. Last night I imagined my body returning to yoga. Today I felt my body a bit more complete in all of its wonders.

Presbyterian Gal said...

((((GG))))

Magdalene6127 said...

(((Gannet Girl)))

Mary Beth said...

(o)

Kathryn J said...

It's hard to know what to say that will not be painful. It is probably a very short list.

Thinking of you.