Theme: Being With Loss
“Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch”
12th century poem
The proper response to any loss is grief. In the West we live in the shadow of the heroic archetype; we put “a brave face” on and make private our grief, pushing our vulnerability into the shadow. But to love is to lose and our sorrows are co-mingled because loss binds us. Loss is something we have deeply in common.
Our ceremony on Loss will offer breathing space to simply be with our own and each other’s loss, not to mend, not to push, not to fix, simply to be present and breath around that which we could not hold on to. Sacred space and reflection in our circle will hold us tenderly and in care, giving witness to our sensitivity.
Led by Interfaith Ministers Rev Alison Trower, Rev Amy Firth & Rev Christopher Marcus this service will include music, prayer, reflection, silence, community connection & the beautiful Threshold Choir.