Joining in with Ginny’s Yarn Along
Ginny asks us to share what we are making and the book we are reading.
I don’t seem to read books anymore but I do listen to the radio as I knit, sew, or crochet and whilst knitting a new Cruella Deville Hat/Wig as an order for Halloween,(you can find a pattern here) I have just listened to the BBC Radio 4’s play: Orpheus and Eurydice, a modern take on the mythical story.
Such a moving expression of the way grief can feel and the kind of madness it can take us to.
As some of you know, there have been a few deaths in our family, each one brings reminders of the ones before, so many mixed emotions. After listening to the play this poem just seemed to write itself:
When difficulty goes
One remembers the good
The void is filled
The songs, the sounds
The sights, the scents
Waft in and out
In random shuffle
Loss is deep
Gain is there but distant
It takes a while to settle
Each of us alone in our experience
The ground shifts
Where has normal gone
Time, friendship and the love of living
Bring us back together