Thursday, August 4, 2011

Death came knocking

You look, you listen, you try to understand. Death stares at you in the face and it makes no sense. It never makes any sense. Death sweeps over life reminding us how precious our time is and how in one instance everything can change. I have watched and touched death from a distance today. The tragedy in Norway effected so many like myself. A friend of a friend, a friend of a loved one, someone you know or never really got the chance to know. These people are being buried now. Death came knocking on my door, it touched the people I love. It is not the first time, and it will not be the last. Death comes knocking when it will and you have no choice but to open the door, let it in and then close the door again.



Remember your loved ones, cherish them, and never forget that death can come knocking any time. To everyone who has lost a loved one and been touched by death recently, I pray for you.

14 comments:

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Very powerful and beautifully written. It's interesting to read this right now. I just finished watching Zeke's funeral video. I don't know what inspired me to watch it today, but I did.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Kara said...

Very true and powerful words. My heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones.

Jules said...

Beautifully written and I'm sorry to say.. for a senseless reason. My heart goes out to all that are the victims of senseless acts.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

GigglesandGuns said...

Senseless death is reaching out farther and farther.
Love and prayers to all who have been touched.

shelly said...

Smiles and hugs!

Michael Di Gesu said...

So heart felt and true, Sis. Unfortunately death is a part of living. I am a firm believer that the spirit goes on into another human vessel. So the spirits we love will return to us in another form.

Haven't you ever met someone you become so instantly comfortable with and felt like you've known them your whole life?

Well ... think about it. Look at us.... Our spirits have met before.

Your loving and faithful BRO.... Take care of yourself Sis.

Ted Cross said...

I've been spared so far from having anyone very close to me die, so I am all the more terrified of it happening.

Paul Anthony Shortt said...

Beautiful words. My wife and I lost our fist child last month. He was three days old. We get by with the support of our friends and by remembering the love he brought into our lives and all the good he did in such a short time.

Craziness abounds said...

Senseless death is always the hardest i think. I'm sorry for your lose my friend. I pray for peace for you and yours.

Craziness abounds said...

Hey you. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you.. I hope all is well.

Elisabeth Hirsch said...

Siv,
I just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you and praying for you today. I hope you're doing all right.
-Elisa

Susan Kane said...

The photo you posted says so much. I am praying for you, for Norway, for the families who have to say good-bye to their beloved children/adults. God bless you. One day at a time.

RJR said...

Well said, I have be made aware of my mortality recently with a diagnosis that will mean the impending loss of a loved one. Enjoy every day !

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Melissa Bradley said...

Such beautiful words. I'm keeping you and your family friends in my prayers as all of Norway.

Death is spectre that must be dealt with and while it means loss, it also means learning to live a btter life.