My lovely friend Sara Hayward in Worcester, who I met through my work as Founder and Director of the Worcestershire Literary Festival in 2011, sent me this little poem that she found in a book she is reading called “True Refuge – Finding Peace & Freedom in your Own Awakened Heart” by Tara Brach:
And when the work of grief is done,
The wound of loss will heal
And you will have learned
To wean your eyes
From that gap in the air
And be able to enter the hearth
In your soul where your loved one
Has awaited your return
All the time.
– John O’Donohue
Thank you Sara, I really appreciate you sending this to me, it is lovely and so apt. I miss Frankie more than words will ever say.