Tether of Grief

Tether of Grief February 6, 2023

In the lonely canyon of night,

the owl makes such a human cry.


Who knows what it grieves.


Like seeing a stranger break

down in the street as we rush by.


We each become the owl

when something dear is taken.


This is how the Greeks defined

the Netherworld: that darkness

between life and death where

we want to be heard

but never found.


A Question to Walk With: Tell the story of an absence that pulls on you. It might be the loss of a loved one or the loss of a dream or the loss of an identity or home. What is it that you miss and where might you find such energy now in your life?

This is from my book, The Half-Life of Angels.

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FEB 20-24: Mastery Week: The Call of Your Soul, Weeklong Retreat, The Modern Elder Academy, Mexico, (web link) — IN PERSON https://www.modernelderacademy.com/baja-workshop/mastery-week-the-call-of-your-soul

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