cronechronicler

Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Empty Pool Full Hearts

on September 30, 2020

We sat socially distant beside the pool
Now drained and dressed in its blue winter tarp
Pool’s water once present now disappeared
Like the beloved woman who died this past year
Whom the Greenbriar family gathered to remember

Pat was our mentor, house mother and friend
Offering resources for solving dilemmas
Giving hugs when needed and sharing news
The stories we shared revealed how we loved her
This woman our rock and our joy

Our stories told also another tale
Pictured a community Pat helped form and enrich
People helping neighbors, exchanging smiles
Welcoming newcomers, sharing wonderful meals
A rich legacy Pat bequeathed us


5 responses to “Empty Pool Full Hearts

  1. Pastor Kris says:

    I’m sorry for your loss of a dear friend whilevalso grateful for your sweet memories so beautifully expressed on your poetry.

  2. love this blog post! great content!

  3. This is a wonderful tribute, very inspiring. Makes me wish I’d known her.

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