"This Long Night"


Today’s reading reminds us to make room in our lives for our emotions, honor them and know they do not define us. We are all in this together as we breathe a collective breath, and now the Mother earth is holding us.

THIS LONG NIGHT

By Peter Morgan

“Now is the time

The time to let go

Of panicking about panicking.

To put down that self criticism

That you should somehow

Be better prepared,

Or more resilient.”

“In this shared messiness

That is this human existence,

Hold your head up.

Be here,

Just as you are.

You are enough.”

“The doubt,

The fear,

The panic,

The despair,

The pain,

The exhaustion,

The guilt or shame.

Lay them a place at the table

So that they might be heard.

Yet know you are not them,

And they not you.”