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On Grief

by Lynne Goldklang, MFT

By Lynne Goldklang Grief is an intense missing, longing, wanting, yearning for what can never be. Grief is loss so profound that relief is impossible, undesirable — an insult to love lost. Grief is forever and healing an illusion of … Continue reading


by Lynn Ungar

By Lynn Ungar, Unitarian Minister What if you thought of itas the Jews consider the Sabbath—the most sacred of times?Cease from travel.Cease from buying and selling.Give up, just for now, on trying to make the worlddifferent than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch … Continue reading

Love After Love

by Derek Walcott

The time will come  when, with elation  you will greet yourself arriving  at your own door, in your own mirror  and each will smile at the other’s welcome,  and say, sit here. Eat.  You will love again the stranger who … Continue reading

My Debt

by Michael Linsk

Michael Linsk is a poet and HOPE Connection group alum. My wife, lover, friend, soul mate is no longer a warm, living, breathing part of my life. Death intervened.

The Uninvited Guest

by M. Linsk

A guest came to visit uninvited without so much as a knock at the door.   Grief arrived… bathed in the empty stillness left by an aching absence, my new companion rests comfortably among reminders of earlier times. Allowing me … Continue reading

End of the Road

by Dalia Jones

Five feet tall, forty years old, a steel witness to a life no more.   I open the four drawers and pull out the files. Some slim and clean, others heavy, showing their age. They store happy memories of travel … Continue reading

No Ruined Stone

by Shara McCallum

When the dead return they will come to you in dream and in waking, will be the bird knocking, knocking against glass, seeking a way in, will masquerade as the wind, its voice made audible by the tongues of leaves, … Continue reading