Grief Tending

"Those who will not slip beneath

the still surface on the well of grief 

turning downward through its black water 

to the place we cannot breathe 

will never know the source from which we drink, 

the secret water, cold and clear, 

nor find in the darkness glimmering 

the small round coins thrown by those who wished for something else."

-David Whyte

“Grief is the midwife of your capacity to be immensely grateful for being born.”


- Stephen Jenkinson