Re-membering

If a quality or idea someone’s brought to our lives
lives on is us, a part of that someone survives,
and in remembering what we’ve learned from them,
we re-member ourselves: learn how and who to be, anew, again.
Each person becomes a living member, a part
of those they touch, and when they pass, their gifts
are passed on as living embers in the heart of us.

-Find a stone from a special place
-Speak into the stone a quality or idea someone you’re grieving brought to your life
-Press the stone slowly to parts of your body where you want that quality or idea to live
-Draw on the stone an image that will help your re-membering in the future
-Keep the stone. Repeat as needed.

Prompt by: Aaron Jafferis

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