I have been enchanted with the stars, the moon, the sun, water (especially the ocean) since I was a young child. Last night was a beauty.
One of my kidlets asked me if I had done my prayer for the dead recently. I can’t remember when I did it last. So I took advantage of the moon’s brightness and prayed. It was especially sad with all the recent deaths.
Not to sound a bit morbid but I wonder if, being that almost the entire world is under quarantine, there have been less deaths of the other typical varieties. I’m guessing things like car crashes and work place accidents are down and maybe a handful more. Not that there is any silver lining there, just an observation.
I remember once my ex-fil was very upset about a little child dying a brutal death by his parentals even though child services had him in their caseload. I remember contradicting him. Not in the fact that it was sad but just that it was my belief that any life taken was bad.
This boy was a tragedy, but maybe he was better off. If that can be said without sounding cruel. Whereas, if my ex-fil was taken it would devastate many lives. Even though he has “lived his life” he is loved and valued and needed and his death would be hard on the people who love him deeply, regardless of his age and long life lived thus far.
I, personally, just don’t give more value to one person’s life than another. All lives matter. And last night I said a prayer for the people that have lost the privilege of living in this world so they may hopefully transcend to their next adventure. To leave this realm behind, which seems hard for some spirits for so many varied and individual reasons.
Now this said, I recognize I have that ability to hold these ideals. Unlike doctors and such that are put under the wire who have to make those hard decisions, not just during this pandemic, but in situations like organ transplant and natural disasters. I, very fortunately, don’t have to make those calls because that seems very difficult to do. (Sigh)
After the prayer my youngest crawled into bed with me and held my hand briefly until she fell asleep and I couldn’t help but feel a depth of happiness and gratitude. It’s the simple things sometimes. Isn’t it?
Big hug!! Hope you’re enjoying your day.