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Yarn Along with Orpheus and Cruella

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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:

After Orpheus

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When difficulty goes

One remembers the good

The void is filled

Without effort

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The songs, the sounds

The sights, the scents

Waft in and out

In random shuffle

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Loss is deep

Gain is there but distant

It takes a while to settle

Each of us alone in our experience

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The ground shifts

Where has normal gone

Time, friendship and the love of living

Bring us back together

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