Thursday, September 16, 2010
She wanted to crawl inside her Grandma’s heart for it was ample, open, and constant. She could not bear a life without her. Grandma’s heart was like a warm blanket left on a clothesline on a hot day, and brought inside to envelope her cold and shaking body until the warmth made her feel secure again. She vowed to write grandma every day until she could see her, and once again feel safe and loved.
Unfortunately, Emily will never see her grandma again. The impact on Emily will be deep and far-reaching. Whether she will be able to transcend the loss and keep the memory of this effortless love as a shield is unclear. I think that the power of effortless love is understated. It is the kind of love that you never have to question, measure, or fear that you will lose. It is constant and pure, and in its effortless presence it has the greatest strength.