There is a sacredness in tears
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Grief is Praise

Grief is Praise

Jun 1, 2019-- In this excerpt from The Smell of Rain on Dust, Martin Prechtel tells the story of a friend who has asked his advice about burying his recently deceased mother. In the book, Prechtel explains that the unexpressed grief prevalent in our society today is the reason for many of the social, cultural, and individual maladies that we are currently experiencing. In this beautiful tale, he illustrates what happens when one stoic, mid-western American expresses his grief based on Prechtel's advice. (9448 reads)


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Take ActionConsider what you have not grieved and set aside the time to allow that expression remembering that "grief is praise of those we have lost." Find or create a song to praise the life and love you have been given.



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