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Life goes on ...

Even after loss. It's a gift from our creator

"Life goes on” ... so the saying goes. A couple of friends recently lost loved ones. They don’t want to hear this saying. When someone we love dies, we want life to stop and rewind. We want to return to the first time, or the last time, we held that person in our arms.

How can life just go on?

But it does. The sun continues to rise in golden glory in the eastern sky, and at the end of the day it sets in glimmering red flames in the western sky. Birds continue to chirp. People rise and start their workday. Babies are born. Teenagers demand independence. People move into their first homes—and their last.

Life goes on.


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