It is with great sadness that I look to my side, and I see that I know of many who have had to say their last farewells to a loved one. Please know that if this is your case, I feel your pain, and I am with you.
A warm hug to anyone
who has suffered the loss
of someone in recent times,
be it due to illness, COVID,
old age, accident,
or things of life.
I know that your heart is aching,
that it is hard to fall asleep
as well as to get out of bed
without spending a long time
thinking of the one
who is no longer with you.
I know that there is sadness in your heart,
I know that you lack the radiant light
of the one who was always there before.
I know that it is not easy,
that the pain is real,
that there is nothing I can say
to you to fill the emptiness you feel.
But precisely because of this,
and because I carry you in my heart,
I want you to know
that you are not alone,
that I am sending you a big hug,
and that your sadness is also mine.