Day 39: Sometimes Sad Is Ok
Parrot Tulip in Tramore
I lost all heart to write about awe today when I heard about my friend Emile’s death. Last Summer during my month as a facilitator with the Kalikalos Summer community on the Pelion in Greece I made Emile’s acquaintance. More than one late Summer evening was spent on the terrace of the local tavernas in Kissos supping on wine and debating life. Emile was a contemplative soul, with a sharp intellect and an inventor’s mind we shared long careers in the IT business. A stalwart of the early days of the Kalikalos community he had chosen to step back a little, to live more sustainable for himself, to look after his heart both physically and metaphorically. Last Sunday as this year’s work campers prepare to roll up their sleeves to launch another season Emile’s heart failed him. He didn’t recover and passed on his way this 30th day of April. I am sad, deflated and it feels right and fitting to be introspective with that.
100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect. I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort. I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.
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