“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” Washington Irving
Sacred Tears was written at the end of 2020, when the quiet holidays during the pandemic were looming. I had a session with my spiritual director and we had talked about expressing my emotions through music. We talked about honoring and accepting those emotions that we prefer to avoid.
Not just for me personally, there was also a collective sadness in the world at that time; a shared sadness all over a grieving world.
There is the element of the tears of God, tears for humanity, tears for Earth itself.
The power of tears lies in awakening to what grieves us, to what makes us feel contrite, to what we love. Then to actively help create a more beautiful world.
…because a more beautiful world is possible.