progression | part 5

december 16

to finish our days of mourning rituals, we spent sunday morning writing down things that we missed about sky, and burning them. we first wrote them in the journal in which friends had written thoughts at his memorial service, then on small scraps of paper to burn over a candle.

the intensity of this ritual was heartbreaking, but also heart cleaning. just as sky’s life and body were burned to ashes, our dreams for life with him were also turned to ashes. this gave visual and tangible reality to that loss.

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after this, we had no more rituals. sky’s birthday season was over.

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3 thoughts on “progression | part 5”

  1. this brings so much more meaning and depth to the picture of the candle in front of sky’s picture. what an incredibly raw and real way to grieve. i am so proud of you for even walking down a path like that. you give me so much courage and desire to put some of my own loss to the flame.

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