We stand at another threshold
May these journeying words impart courage
Fold them into your travelling bag
Take them with you when you go.
As we unfurl the protective wings we have all created
May you know that all change can be challenging
Even returning to long-missed joys, can present unexpected fears
Extricating ourselves from our cocoons of survival and safety
May trigger the hummingbird heart of our anxiety
May you pause for just a moment longer than we want to;
To remember every death –
Every life and every dream and every business and every relationship
Which has been consumed
Honour them all
Offer them your love and your gratitude
Promise to remember them often.
May you midwife yourself through the newness & uncertainty
With patience, love and just a touch of nerve
May we prepare ourselves to get to a familiar place
And it not feel quite the same
Because, dear one, you are not the same.
Anticipating the delicious joy of re-connection
Warming the hands which will embrace beloved flesh
May you run
Into the open arms of your life.