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  • Writer's picturePenny Harter

Using Writing To Move Through Loss and Grief Into Healing

I am behind on posting here, so I’ll start with going back to the end of August. I was invited by the Unitarian Church to give the morning message on August 21st. My topic was using writing, specifically poetry, to move from loss and grief into healing and light. I spoke of my several journeys  through loss and grief (divorce, death of my parents, and loss of my husband) and incorporated a number of my poems. My talk was about 1/2 hour long, and they posted it on their web site. To see it, please go to:

http://www.uucsjs.org/sermons.html and scroll down to August 21st.

I’m moved to post this today because today, October 11th, is the third anniversary of my husband Bill Higginson’s death.It was a privilege to share my journey with the congregation. I offer another message on November 21st, this one on honoring the planet. I’ll share poetry that focuses on the natural world—-poems that witness what we’ve done to harm the Earth, and poems that celebrate its beauties and gifts. I’ll post a link to that one too if they video it.

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