Love & Loss

“Real tragedies don’t need to be redeemed, they need to be remembered.”

“There are times when sorrow seems to be the only truth.”
-Shannon Leone Fowler, Traveling With Ghosts

note: The quotations are taken from the book, Traveling With Ghosts:A Memoir of Love and Loss by Shannon Leone Fowler, a book I just finished reading.

I stand alone on the beach

Before the light fades

I stand alone on the beach

my nothingness bared to the elements

I stretch my arms to behold the sea

the immensity of the water that circles the world

the waves that swell with beauty

the fear that enters my heart

when the storm comes


I hold this moment 

a moment of clarity and grandeur



I bow with humility and gratitude

to the great mystery.