“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” Rumi
“Tears are a river that takes you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes
When a loved one passes on, it can be a difficult time for those they loved and shared their life with. As a family member or a friend of the person who has passed, the way that you will grieve their loss and celebrate their life will be unique to them and to the relationship you shared. The purpose of a funeral is to pay tribute to the person’s life and in our own way express our love and appreciation for them. When delivering a service for your loved one, it is my hope that at the end of the ceremony you will feel happy that you took the opportunity to be in the presence of others who have also known and loved them. As the funeral celebrant it is my role to hold the space so that together, with tears, and with laughter, we can dip into the vast ocean of your memories of your beloved. And it is my sincere hope that those memories, spoken and unspoken, nourish you and keep your loved one with you.