Dear Wonder Child Blog Readers,
my child gives me
brief snapshots of things
he would like me to share.
This week, as a significant chapter of my life
drew to a close,
my child gave me several gifts
to help me move through,
and with, my tears.
Here are some of them.
“Tears,” said the child, wiping one from the tortoise’s eye, “cleanse the heart and water the soul. You are so open when you weep.”
“Is there a way out?” wept the wounded man to the child. “Yes, dear one, it’s through your wounds and it’s through me.”
“The sadness is back,” said the old man to the child, “what should I do?” “Embrace it,” said the child tenderly, “and then keep moving.”
“Do not mislead them,” said the child to the angels, “there is sorrow just as there is rain. There is anger just as there are storms.”
“There are tears,” said the child holding the old man weeping. “Let them come. They are healing you, me, the other children, the world.”
“Why fight your tears?” asked the child as the old man wept, “tears are to grief as laughter is to joy. And both are just as necessary.”
“I know you want to take away their suffering,” the child said the man, “but if you did, you would take away their reason to change.”
“So comfort them in their suffering,” said the child, “help them bear it, but let them let it go. You cannot take it away, it isn’t yours.”
The child came to my bedside in his ship of full of light and said, “It is OK-cry. This water I sail on is from the tears of the blessed.”
“Come,” said the child to young man weeping, “look at what your tears have grown!”
“Shh,” whispered the child to the angels, “listen to the old man weeping, “his grief is the moving the stars to shine.”
Copyright Joseph Anthony of the Wonder Child Blog