I’ve always liked this song, part of it I found unsettling before like escaping our present.
This weekend that all changed as I went to visit my Grannie for what is very likely the last time I’ll know her on this earth. This weekend is a difficult experience to explain, I’m sure anyone who’s encountered death knows the the gammut of emotion that goes along with the meaning of this song.
It’s a beautiful experience to take a moment to pause, reflecting on the departure of a dear one. Allowing yourself to fully grasp exactly what that means. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have known my Grandma. I’m so thankful that she’s provided a framework for hope that goes with this circle of life. And truly happy to have seen my beautiful little three year old niece sitting on the edge of My grannies bed singing the lyric to this song with such joy! The whole family gathered together to be with Grannie in these last few moments. Reflecting on how dear she’s been in each of our lives. Shedding a tear of sorrow at our loss and joy and her joy in returning to her long awaited home!
At any rate, This is an interesting time and I’m glad these songs exist to remind us of the fullness that is life.