HUG Corner

1/26/2017
Location : North Houston

Silverado North Houston Bereavement Group News Corner

 

Thought for the week-January 22-29, 2017 from "Healing After Loss"--Martha Whitmore Hickman

 In a dark time, the eye begins to see.

--Theodore Roethke

 When one walks out into darkness, at first it is hard to see anything. Then the eyes adapt to this loss of light and, bit by bit, we begin to see—probably to see things we’d have passed over quickly had we walked by them in full light. 

Something like that happens with suffering. Not that we would have chosen it. Not that we like it at all. But after a while, against our will, against our better judgment, we realize that we have acquired some wisdom through all this pain. Our sense of what is important is heightened. We’re not so easily disturbed by petty things. We may make different uses of our time. Perhaps we reevaluate the demands we make of ourselves and drop some from the list. It was quite a revelation to me to realize in the wake of my daughter’s death that I didn’t have to take responsibility for the social ease of any situation in which I found myself.  There are worse things than awkward silences. 

We will probably find, among other things, that we are drawn to those who are experiencing fresh grief. We, more than most, can stand with them, so that in their dark time they will begin to see. 

  We who have dwelt in darkness begin to see.

 

< Previous
Back to North Houston
Next >

Related Articles

 HUG Corner: Thought for the Week - 9/25

9/25/2017

"When my father was an old man, he surprised me by remarking that he understood what my mother’s death meant to me but had no idea what to do about it. I think it would have been something if he had just said this."

 HUG Corner: Thought for the Week - 9/18

9/18/2017

"Great peace is found in little busy-ness." - Chaucer

 HUG Corner: Thought for the Week - 9/11

9/11/2017

"Faith is a way of waiting – never quite knowing, never quite hearing or seeing, because in the darkness we are all but a little lost. There is doubt hard on the heels every belief, fear hard on the heels of every hope."

Need More Information?

Silverado’s care expertise is at your fingertips. If you are looking for services or just some experienced insight, we’re here to help.

Start a chat with us 

Job seekers – click here.


LIVE CHAT
Chat Now
Need Help? Chat Now