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There is a kind of afterlife that exists in our physical world. Our actions and experiences continue to resonate long after the situations they were born in are gone. Whether our loved one is with us, in another place, or dead, these experiences make up a great deal of our relationship. New experiences merely add on to the sum. Those we love always leave their mark on us.
|Walker Road Demolition Photo credit Rob Ayre|
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The grieving may want their loved one back with them to share in their present and future, but it is nonetheless a certainty that our dead continue to live on in us. The experiences we've shared with them shape even our understanding of the world, not to mention the shapes and patterns of our daily thoughts and ruminations.
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How do we move on after loss? Perhaps the ghost buildings can help us to see an answer to this as well. We will never be able to re-form what had been there. We cannot place a new flight of stairs where we see the evidence of an old flight.
|Railway Bridge Wall Photo Credit Jane Parker|