For Those Who Have Died, Episode 69

Here’s Episode 69 of Turning Towards Life, a weekly live 30 minute conversation hosted by thirdspace coaching in which Justin Wise and Lizzie Winn dive deep into big questions of human living.

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This week, we talk about the difficult work of both loving and grieving. We consider together how easily our fear of loss can stop us from loving fully, how love and grief are but two sides of the same coin, and how we might step into both with a clear heart, courage and tenderness. And along the way we find much to be joyful about, and to laugh about.

Here’s the source text for our conversation:

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE DIED
ELEH EZKERAH – These We Remember

‘Tis a fearful thing
To love
What death can touch.
To love, to hope, to dream,
And oh, to lose.

A thing for fools, this, Love,
But a holy thing,
To love what death can touch.

For your life has lived in me;
Your laugh once lifted me;
Your word was a gift to me.

To remember this brings painful joy.
‘Tis a human thing, love,
A holy thing,
To love what death can touch.

Emanuel of Rome (12th Century)

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