“Sorrow walks into the room”


“Sorrow walks into the room

Holding her head up high

Yet, with a humble posture

I welcome her in

We are old friends after all

Only a thin veil separates

Me from the perils of despair

The light she carries in her heart

I feel it in my soul

“It is not over,” she says

“Only in waiting.”

I nod

I already know

She has passed on to the stars

The music of her presence never fades

The emptiness will remain

But diminish

In time”

~ Maria Lehtman



In remembrance of our mother (1942 – 2019)

May she shine with the stars

[Olavinlinna I Finland]