Closing out the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz's third quarter....
Today's Piece: "Platinum Tears" by Marianne Hales Harding
This poetic essay, or essayistic poem, jumps right in to a major recurring dilemma in Mormonism.
On the one hand, we believe that meaning comes through commitment. On the other, we know that in this world, serious commitment can cause serious pain.
What do you do with that?
What is the role of grief in the healing process? What are its limits?
Is Walmart acting in some way as a sacred space here? What is it doing and how is it like or unlike other places?