I believe that our prayers for others can reach them, even in heaven. I believe that music, poetry, and art, is a universal language that reaches out and connects people on a level so deep and profound, that it can reach across the Great Beyond. Sharon-Ann took away my chance to say goodbye to my mother at her funeral. But every time I hear the song Everybody Hurts by R.E.M., I find a little bit of that sacred space that lets me mourn and honour her.
It gives me a chance to say, Mom, I share your pain and your
sorrow. I miss you, and I am so sorry about what happened to you. But I
hope you knew then and know now, that you are not alone.
None of us are ever alone.