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A Golden Thread Through Grief

 

From Wendell Berry’s Hannah Coulter

“I began to know my story then.  Like everybody’s it was going to be the story of living in the absence of the dead.  What is the thread that holds it all together?  Grief, I thought for a while.  And grief is there sure enough, just about all the way through…But grief is not a force and has no power to hold.  You can only bear it.  Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery.”

 

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