For Love in the time of conflict

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Eva Berlander


”For Love in the time of conflict

When the gentleness between you hardens

And you fall out of your belonging with each other

May the depths you have reached hold you still.

When no true word can be said, or heard,

And you mirror each other in the script of hurt,

When even the silence has become raw and torn,

May you hear again an echo of your first music.

When the weave of affection starts to unravel

And anger begins so sear the ground between you,

Before this weather of grief invites the black seed of

bitterness to find root,

May your souls come to kiss

Now is the time for one of you to be gracious,

To allow a kindness beyond through and hurt,

Reach out with sure hands

To take the chalice of your love,

And carry it carefully through this echoless waste

Until the winter pilgrimage leads you

Toward the gateway to spring”.

 Johan O´Donahue