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I had not known death could be so much like birth.
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In recent days, the Black Barn has witnessed a laboring and a longing that reminded me repeatedly, in strange and unexpected ways, of childbirth.
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Jonathan’s father, who came to live with us in September, passed from death to life on Friday, after a brief time of at-home hospice care.
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Today, is the first Sunday of Advent. New beginnings and dark days. Here on our calendars once again is the paradox of a birth that would transform death for all of us.
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“ All this was a long time ago, I remember, / And I would do it again, but set down / This set down / This: were we led all that way for / Birth or Death?” - T.S. Eliot, “ Journey of the Magi”
This week has had its highs and lows. The highs were made of fire and gold.
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