Sunday, November 27, 2016

When Our Journey Is Over

This posting has been written as a friend’s wife has passed.

We are born into this world for a limited time only. Most of us grow up with our parents taking care of us until we can stand alone. It is the ultimate fulfillment of every parenthood to enable the offspring to start its own life. We then start our journey with all the learning, succeeding and failing which no one can live without.
We meet the love of our life, get married and continue to walk together. It will be the ultimate test of our life. Patience and understanding being the main ingredients of a long and beautiful journey.  If we are lucky, we get really old together.
But one day out in the hazy future our journey together will end. When illness or accidents strikes we ask for mercy. We refuse to accept. We can get angry. We can sink into utter darkness and desperation. Our grieving is part of the human soul. We seem not to be able to control our thoughts anymore. We want to cling to the happy past we once enjoyed. But the cover of time has a way of healing our sorrows. That also is part of our human soul and quite necessary to be able to continue wandering to the end of our own days.

But until then, we hopefully have some family or friends to be with.


  1. Yes we all come to the end of the road someday, hopefully not too soon

  2. Sorry for your loss Peter and Bea.
    We have stories to tell, stories that provide wisdom about the journey of life. What more have we to give one another than our 'truth' about our human adventure as honestly and as openly as we know how?

    - Rabbi Saul Rubin


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