10,000 Hours

Dan’s Shrine

10,000 hours I have missed you,

And 10,000 more,

And 10,000 more.

I light candles and incense,

And gaze upon your image,

And remembrances of your life.

Buddhas, sitting near you,

Gaze serenely, eyes closed,

Into a timeless expanse,

Of birth and death,

Of love and loss.

Dragons, your spirit animals and protectors,

Guard your precious memories,

Symbolizing the wisdom, ferocity,

The dignity and the strength,

That so deeply defined you.

Wolves, spirit animal of your mother,

Howl beside you,

Their lovely, haunting song,

Mirroring the melody of my heart.

Beloved,

You still travel with me,

and I so often call upon your courage,

To sustain me,

Through fire and darkness.

You endure.

Bestowing such beauty on my life,

That I laugh and weep,

Burst with sorrow and joy,

And always, eternally,

You give me a gratitude I never dreamed

Of knowing.

For all that you were,

All that you are,

And all that you continue to be.

Published by janetlandis

I am a mother, a nurse, a caregiver and a writer.

2 thoughts on “10,000 Hours

  1. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..I still miss him as well….and think about him daily…❤

    On Thu, Dec 2, 2021 at 7:51 AM An Unexpected Life wrote:

    > janetlandis posted: ” Dan’s Shrine 10,000 hours I have missed you, And > 10,000 more, And 10,000 more. I light candles and incense, And gaze upon > your image, And remembrances of your life. Buddhas, sitting near you, Gaze > serenely, eyes closed, Into a ” >

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: