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Musings: Ethics, Life, Death, Wyrd, Loss
"Wyrd goes ever as it must." - Beowulf

* On the day that I die Michaela Macha
* Lo, There Do I See My Father Michaela Macha
* Now it is Time Michael Schütz

* As The World Turns Glenn Bergen
* Prayer for the Dead
Michaela Macha

"In eternity, all things are present." - Meister Eckhart

* Driftwood Michaela Macha
* Once I Walked a Dreamland Michaela Macha

* Ships  Michaela Macha
* The Nature of Things Justin J. Carlson
* Honour unto Death Rommelio Valerio

"The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose." - Richard Leider

* Death Magnus
* How So Fearless Dan Ralph Miller
* Give Gladly Dan Ralph Miller

* Crossing the Bridge Ungandiz
 
* Kindling Fortune Matthias Wilson 

"Other things have passed; so, too, may this." - The Lament of Deor

* Is this my End?  Justin Douglas Blackford
* The Determined Justin Douglas Blackford
* Time to Go Michael Schütz  
* Flight of the Raven Harry Easby
* A Father´s Call to Frigga  Matt Leonard 

"The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live." - Joan Borysenko

* Tree of Pain John T Mainer
* The Web of Wyrd Sigrun Odinsdottir  
* In Remembrance Frederick Twombly
* Going Down Michael Schütz
* Contemplations Galina Krasskova

"Praise the day at nightfall, a woman when she's dead, a sword proven, 
a maiden married, ice you've crossed, ale you've drunk." - Havamal


* Helvegr  Neal Grout
* How and Why?  Justin Douglas Blackford 
* Norse poem  Arnora Dunestan
* The Journey Joshua Koed
* A Friend´s Farewell
  Justin Douglas Blackford

"A measure of wisdom each man shall have,
But never too much let him know;
For the wise man's heart is seldom happy,
If wisdom too great he has won." - Havamal


* Hela Todd Schirm
* The Gates of Hel Todd Schirm
* Halfdansmal Karen Kahan
* My Time Has Come Michaela Macha
* Sunna Rising Todd Schirm


And as he lay revelling in the throes of death, the passers-by could hear him say softly,
"Mine eyes have seen the glories of the world." - Unknown


* Darkness Freki 
* Valhalla Andrea (Knicole) Seacrist 
* I am Justin Douglas Blackford
* Passing Jackie Hannigan 
* Hail to the Healer John T. Mainer

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)

* When I die Hithrael
* Mourning Song Ann Gróa Sheffield
* I Sit Alone Uthyr
* Soul´s Ebb and Flow  Matthias Wilson
* Eternal Truth Hilla Hamasdohtor

"It doesn't matter of the water is warm or cold if you´re going to have to wade through it anyway." - Teilhard de Chardin

* Life Haakon Donalson
* Precipitating Darkness Darí Einarfjórðison
* Rumbles Come Marshall Stands
* Two Ravens Jeremy Hirst
* You May Dance on my Grave Dan Nielsen

"A game that can't be won, only played." - The Legend of Bagger Vance

* Ragnarok In My Mind Ransom Wilson
* Promise Anselm Grün
* Icy Cold the Body Lay Jackie Hannigan
* Andvaranaut Todd Schirm
* Dance with Death
Alexander Hall

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", Robert Frost


* Feast of the Einherjar Sarah Wassberg
* Tree of Time Michaela Macha
* Warlord's Equinox Duncan Meredyth
* Memorial
John T Mainer
* And I Beseeched the Norns Justin L. O'Brien

* Way of Wyrd
Skirar Silfrinlogi
* Sayings Jeff Wolf
* The Right Way Jeff Wolf
* A Prayer for the Aurora, Colorado Dead Sarenth Odinsson
* Winter Grieving Arith Härger

"You can't change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future." - Author unknown

* LifeLong Michaela Macha
* Pain Rushy
* Old Man on the Ocean Wayne Morris
* The Old Gnarled Tree Glenn Bergen
* By Wondrous Powers Michaela Macha

* Haiku on the Nine Noble Virtues Rurik Orlov
* Fenrir Jim Wise

"Of all the comrades that e'r I had, they are sorry for my going away,
And all the sweethearts that e'r I had, would wish me one more day to stay.
But since it falls unto my lot, that I should go and you should not,
I'll gently rise and softly call, goodnight and joy be with you all.
Good Night and Joy Be With You All." -
The Parting Glass, traditional

 

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