"...she's a youth pastor or, well, young adult pastor I guess"
"eh, youth pastor. We're still youth. We're still lost"
"Yes, we are still lost"
[Music recommendation by Roommate Meghan]
What do you do when someone who is part of your life is no longer there? What do you do to bridge the gap? The world insists that you keep going. The sun still sets and the due dates don't disappear. But, things don't go on as normal. Our minds are restless and are hearts are shrinking and exploding and caving inside themselves. We are confused and the whole experience is rather scary. It does not matter how many people you have lost or will lose in the future. You are still alone and together and rather unsure of what now...
The Bhagavadgita, a sacred Hindu text says:
Never the spirit was born; the spirit shall cease to be never
Never was time it was not; End and Beginning are dreams!
Birthless and deathless and changeless remaineth the spirit for ever;
Death hath not touched it all, dead though the house of it seems!
And as true or not true as that may be, I still need to mourn and most people I know still need that time to continue. And either way you look at it, it's tough.