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By Alla Renee Bozarth Ph.D

ISBN-10: 0585195927

ISBN-13: 9780585195926

ISBN-10: 1568380372

ISBN-13: 9781568380377

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Page 48 Daughter-rite I sang at my mother's deathbed and stood to honor the dream of her life, pure and complete (her name means Essence), to honor the gift of the dream passed on to me, to receive the daughter-right, her name; then held my breath and courted her death with a vision of dancers, a great invisible orchestra, and pink roses; courted my mother's death and gave back breath and became midwife for her birthday into Paradise. Page 49 Awakening The mother bird beats against the bathroom window for daysdisrupting my sleep three hours each morning, her body a battering ram into the larger world she confuses for my house, against whose glass wall she last saw her child alive She cannot save him from more life, either way.

Grief is a passion, something that happens to us, something to endure. We can be stricken with it, we can be victims of it, we can be stuck in it. Or, we can meet it, get through it, and become quiet victors through the honest and courageous process of grieving. Page 3 And how might I describe the process and its many feelings or absence of feeling? I feel empty! I feel frozen. I feel small, smaller and smaller! I feel buried alive, put to sleep. I feel dead. I feel numb.

I feel nothing. Slowly, as the natural anesthesia of the heart wears off, my metaphors may change. I feel myself underwater, unable to move or breathe or see light. I feel myself in a place with no top or bottom, a place with no walls and no protection. I feel myself trapped in a burning room. I feel myself shredded. I feel myself on fire. Page 4 And where is the merciful numbness now? Such cataclysmic feelings may occur that it will take constant effort to unravel and feel each one clearly, and I wonderdo I want to bother?

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