and to be so painful
to leave me weeping
to have met you, alive and smiling, outside an empty tomb
not because I've lost you
but because I've lost you in how I had you -
in understandable, touchable, kissable, clingable humanity
cling to what we had, our past.
But I know that......if I cling
you cannot ascend and
I will be left clinging to your former self
......unable to receive your present spirit.
- Daily Reflection for Lent and Easter Week Ron Rolheiser OMI