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Capture Your Grief Day 6: Ritual


Capture your grief day 6: Ritual... Putting on my necklaces

Today’s prompt is “Ritual.” I considered skipping it because, really, I didn’t think I had any rituals having to do with my boys in heaven. I’m not very good with maintaining routines of any sort.

But the more I thought about it, I realized I did have some little things I do ritualistically with John Blaise and Alexander in mind. Some are personal prayers I say when I’m reminded of my little guys. I won’t elaborate on those here. They are hard to capture in photographs anyhow.

The one thing I do regularly that can be seen outwardly is that I always wear a particular necklace for each of them. Even when you don’t see me wearing it, chances are I still am.

What necklaces? That’s a post for another day.

To take part in #captureyourgrief for 2013 visit this link to get all of the information http://carlymarieprojectheal.com/2013/09/capture-your-grief-october-2013.html. To see the facebook event please click here https://www.facebook.com/events/735339813149251/

1 Comment

  1. October 7, 2013    

    I love your necklaces.

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torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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