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Mourning Vigil: Creating Space for Grief and Loss

Mar 25, 2021

Our Colorado Nonprofit Association team is holding space for those around us working in the social sector to be with one another, listen to music and poetry, talk with healers, light a candle, share each other's stories or just sit in meditation and be in our grief together. 

Please join us for a mourning vigil the morning of April 21st to gather, lift up voices from our 2020/2021 Colorado Nonprofit Community Memory Altar, and acknowledge what has been lost and create space for collective healing before we look to the future. 


Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to gaze at bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.
- excerpted from Kindness, a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye
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