Saintly Thoughts

Death & Grief

Just as unique as a human fingerprint are the different ways that each human grieves; and each loss is itself a thing as unique as the effect of grief itself.  And each death sets off a chain reaction of almost infinite grief, sending ripples both subtle and noisome through those unconscious threads which connect us all.  And these ripples cascade one upon the next, and grief continues unabated to the 'last syllable of recorded time.'  We feel this grief each day we are alive, sometimes with such intensity we almost cannot bear it, and sometimes aware of only a slight discomfort lying just beneath the surface.  How does this affect the nature of our world?  None but God can say exactly.  One thing is certain, without grief and death weighing down the being of humankind's souls, ours would be a very different state of existence indeed.