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Beautiful does not always mean easy, pretty, neat and OK.

Beautiful can mean raw, heart-felt, gut-wrenching and hollow.

This writer describes the experience of another’s impending death with amazing prose, and the veil of neatness is pulled away, yet it is still lovely and draws you in.

Some would say that this “pretties up” what death is all about.
I say– what if we re-framed it such as this,  without ignoring the realities.

Maybe, maybe not…

“…we were co-explorers as she pulled nearer and nearer to death. Tentatively, we stepped from stone to stone, figuring out how one goes about dying:…”

I say this is beautiful….
The Leavetaking