Is death an ending or a beginning? Is it one big event or something small occurring periodically and often? Is dying a time of sorrow, or a time of healing? Maybe, death is all of these things collectively.
These are the kinds of questions I have pondered in deep conversation with a friend who is like no other in my life. In fact, I refer to her as my spirit sibling. During our discussions, every part of my being is engaged, with hours and hours easily passing. There is no judgement and no fear. Minds are open and debate draws out Truth (yes, with a capital ‘T’). Our dialogue can be exhausting and exhilarating simultaneously, and magical things come out of them like this poem.
I knew sharing this poem was right one afternoon while listening to the band Hammock and their album Oblivion Hymns. The final track, “Tres Dominé”, is possibly the most hope-filled and uplifting song I have ever heard. Ironically, in an interview about the album, the band stated the collection of songs is about saying goodbye. Hmmm…..is death uplifting? Check out “Tres Dominé” here.