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Grief Circle February 2024
February 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Have you lost an important person, role, community, or aspect of your life that may be difficult to talk about or for others to understand? Are you looking for a protected space where you can ask questions, talk about, or hear more about the topics grief and loss? This is not limited to death, but can also include a wider range of loss that have ripple effects in different areas of our lives. There are many kinds of loss and many layers of grief, and navigating grieving can be a complex and isolating process. If you are looking for a supportive environment where you can explore your own voice and own way through grief, and be with others also dealing with grief and loss, come join us. This group is structured and supported by a psychologist who also has lived grief experiences.
This support group is virtual, to allow those of you further away or with busy schedules to also join us. Upon receiving your registration and payment a zoom link will be sent to you the day of the meeting.
The Grand Quilt
I don’t believe we can stitch togetherby Rosmerry Wahtola Rommer
only scraps of beauty, squares of light.
I don’t believe in a quilt that doesn’t also
have patches of sorrow, blocks of ache.
Such pieces are, of course, much harder
to want to stitch in. But it matters
that we do not exclude them.
It matters that we don’t pretend
they do not exist.
It matters that we sew every piece
into the grand cloth.
Now I know it matters
how we sew these pieces in,
perhaps using our finest silk thread,
perhaps with an elaborate stitch
our grandmother taught us,
or perhaps we must use
a stitch we make up
because no one ever taught us
how to do this most difficult task—
to meet what at first seems unwanted
and to incorporate it into the whole
knowing everything depends on this.