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Monday, January 25, 2010

And so a journey ends...

It is with a heavy heart that I write of a friend of ours who passed very suddenly... and with a tragedy that screams through my heart...
Just a week before his wedding to his beloved, Tim died this last Sunday in the early hours. He leaves behind a grieving fiance, a mother who is broken, two brothers and many many friends who will miss him sorely.
I am left thinking, as I am about to bring about a new life, how quickly a life ends. Sometimes there are no warnings, no way to prepare, just an emptiness left behind by a sudden and tragic event.
Tim - you were definitely not a shrinking violet, some even thought that you could only be handled in small doses - such was your energy and vigour. You lived on the edge, you had fun, you enjoyed life so much. You always greeted a friend - and life - with a big hug and kiss.

We will miss you terribly.

The Call - by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

I have heard it all my life,
A voice calling a name I recognise as my own.

Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper.
Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency.

But it always says:
Wake up my love. You are walking asleep.
There's no safety in that!

Remember what you are
and let this knowing take you home to the Beloved with
every breath.

Hold tenderly who you are
and let a deeper knowing colour the shape of your

There is no where to go.

What you are looking for is right here.

Open the fist clenched in wanting and see what you already hold in your hand.

There is no waiting for something to happen, no point in the future to get to.

All you have ever longed for is here in this moment, right now.

You are wearing yourself out with all this searching.

Come home and rest.
How much longer can you live like this?
Your hungry spirit is gaunt, your heart stumbles.
All this trying. Give it up!

Let yourself be one of the God-mad,
faithful only to the beauty you are.

Let the Lover pull you to your feet and hold you close,
dancing even when fear urges you to sit this one out.

Remember - there is one word you are here to say with your whole being.

When it finds you, give your life to it.

Don't be tight-lipped and stingy.

Spend yourself completely on the saying.

Be one word in this great love poem we are writing together.


Lianna said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Loren.*hugs*

Terry Family said...

As I said to Megs, I'm really sorry for your loss. My heart just breaks for his bride. God bless Kandi & Nathan

Lacey said...

Praying for his family and his fiance, that they may find peace.

jjpsmommy07 said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. May he RIP and his fiance find closure