Transform Grief & Love Life
Join us for two one hour online zoom sessions. There will be an informational talk, mindfulness meditation, a journaling exercise and time for sharing and reflection.
Tues 15 June & Tues 29 June
10 - 11:15am
The Thing Is
By Ellen Bass
to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you down like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.
We will explore why and how we grieve.
Looking at what helps. Exploring how opening our heart to grief can be a pathway to transformation and wholehearted living.
Facilitated by Kay Ryan
Fee $40pp or $20pp for one session
Please pay to
ASB: Aratika Cancer Trust