When the World Stops Spinning

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When the world stops spinning, the heart stops beating. It is the end of dreams, and the completion of a journey, however brief or protracted. And then begins the darkness that overpowers and drapes the grieving heart.

WHEN THE WORLD STOPS SPINNING

By Al Garcia

When the world stops spinning, the heart stops beating.  It is the end of dreams, and the completion of a journey, however brief or protracted.  And then begins the darkness that overpowers and drapes the grieving heart.

Death challenges strength, courage and faith, and defies all logic and understanding.  It is simply that moment when the world stops spinning, and everything comes tumbling down, shattering dreams, breaking hearts, and rupturing the reservoir of tears that begins to flood the emptiness left behind. 

Death betrays and wounds the broken spirit of those who are left behind to grieve.  The moment, unmoving and forever frozen in minds that try without success to justify, rationalize or clarify the reason why.  It is a wound that never heals, a betrayal that offends and mutilates the completeness of unfinished lives left to ponder and to wonder. 

It is the incomprehensible, the unfathomable, the inconceivable that death brings into our lives, that assaults our senses and our tranquil, methodical and structured lives.  It is a whirling, spinning and spiraling moment of rage, confusion, uncertainty, guilt, and even comfort and relief, shuttering and devouring the normality and familiarity of our lives.

And in the end, for those left to weep and to remember, death is the dawning of awareness, and the emergence of the consciousness of life.

When the world stops spinning, all we can do is hold on to the memories, and to the wisps of love once shared.  Those are the two things that keep spinning and swelling in our hearts and minds.  To endure the moment, is to have believed and to have lived, and to now walk on to tomorrows, to fulfill unlived dreams that time has left behind. 


Submitted: May 25, 2021

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