Let your knees melt and buckle. Let sorrow melt your heart. It is necessary to prepare the ground. Plant your memory as a seed and let it flourish in the light of love.

I am not a religious person, but I believe in the power of opening your heart to others when they need it. This is for a friend who is not yet an acquaintance, because I have a brother too.

This post was written in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekly prompt:

You should write a creative response using the third definition of the given word. You must use the word in your response, and you must use it correctly. Your response can be no fewer than 33 and no more than 333 words. This week’s word is:

MELT (transitive verb)

1: to reduce from a solid to a liquid state usually by heat
2: to cause to disappear or disperse
3: to make tender or gentle : soften


14 thoughts on “Prayer

  1. Cameron says:

    Your heart has always been so huge. It’s a privilege to call you a friend and an acquaintance. What a gift for sweet Kir, who is dear to so many, when she needs hearts like yours.


  2. Momo says:

    Oh Christine, I am commenting through tears. This writing is gorgeous and you captured the essence of what so many of us feel for Kir in the loss of her brother. A friend who is not yet an acquaintance…so true of so many folks here. Thank you for writing this.


  3. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Awesome, Christine.
    I believe you spoke for many of us. Me, anyway. I too have a baby brother.
    Let it flourish in the light of love. Christine and Kir *♥*


  4. steph says:

    Wow, how loving and beautiful, Christine. And a generous gesture. This is what makes this community so valuable, so incredibly awesome. I echo Tom and say thank you for crafting this. It is certainly a representation of how those of us touched by Kir’s generosity of spirit (all of us, surely) feel her grief. Lovely.


  5. Kir Piccini says:

    Oh my dear, dear, wonderful friend. Your words always move and inspire me, they awe and encourage me. Thank you for this gift of yourself to me. If it’s okay…I’d like to print it and keep it here at work and frame it at home too so that I can always remind myself that grieving is just the first step and that I am surrounded with love and comfort.

    “Thank you” doesn’t come even close to how I feel about you using your talent to speak to my heart today, but it will have to do. THANK YOU with love.


    • Christine says:

      I couldn’t help it. Your kindness and genuine caring has been an inspiration to me. I’m glad this little piece brought you some comfort. These words are yours – do with them what you like, dear. *hugs*


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