No Grief is Necessary

Remembering the Montreal Massacre (with thanks to Brigid for the poem):  Dec 6, 2011

No Grief is Necessary

You grieve where no grief is necessary.
The wise-hearted mourn neither for the living
Nor for the dead.
You and I and all who have
Come to be here have always been
And will never cease to be.

Beyond birth and death are the spirit.
Death does not touch it,
Though the house of the spirit seems to die.

The end of birth is death;
The end of death is birth. As it is so ordained,
What is there to bring sorrow?

From a traditional Hindu story.

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