Alchemy of Loss

What a weight this human heart.

Today it is heavy with loss.
How is it that the weight of memories increases
when we have lost the one the memory holds?
Does the gravitational pull on the memories somehow increase
as our loved one breaks free of that same gravity,
so that what once was a light, joyful memory, now weighs heavy upon the heart?
For it was those same moments in the living of them that made my heart light,
which I now feel the full weight of.

How does that transformation occur?
Joy transformed so easily to sorrow through the alchemy of loss.

The heart must hold the secret that alchemy is a long process though,
for somewhere it knows that one day the gravity will again reverse,
as the weight of grief upon my chest lifts,
and I can delight once more in moments shared,
with the same joy in which they were created.

The leaden weight of grief transformed into the gold of treasured memories of love.

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Lynda Allen sees herself as a life in progress. Her personal mission is to be the purest expression of love that she can be. How that expresses is ever evolving and deepening. One of the profound ways that love moves through Lynda is in the form of words. She helps hearts to open through sharing those writings and words. She is the author of three collections of poetry, Rest in the Knowing, Illumine and Wild Divinity, a novel, Sight to See and a nonfiction book, The Rules of Creation. She is currently joyfully working on a new collection of poetry and essays titled Grace Reflected. Through all of her creations, Lynda strives to inspire others to open their hearts and embrace their journey, both the dark and the light, with joy. You can follow Lynda on her blog.

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