Hierdie kuns en woorde van Jan Richardson het my sprakeloos gelaat.


If you’re betwixt, if you’re between, if you’re in the midst and the middle, if you’ve left something behind and can’t yet see the way ahead, this is for you.


When you come
to the place between.

When you have left
what you held
most dear.

When you are traveling
toward the life
you know not.

When you arrive
at the hardest ground.

May it become
for you
a place to rest.

May it become
for you
a place to dream.

May the pain
that has pressed itself
into you
give way
to vision,
to knowing.

May the morning
make of it
an altar,
a path,
a place to begin

—Jan Richardson
from The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times of Grief

Image: “Between Heaven and Earth”
© Jan Richardson

[Inspired by Jacob’s dream of the ladder of angels in Genesis 28.]