Contemplating our final journey — Cara Heafey, UK

As we contemplate our final journey
We face our deepest fears
And recognise all that we long for.

The whole of our lives has been bringing us to this point;
The point of departure
A threshold.

Do not be afraid of the darkness.
Let it enfold you like a blanket.

Your ancestors have gone ahead of you;
Take courage from their companionship.

You cannot see beyond this horizon,
But lift your eyes towards it
And steady your gaze.

Your spirit is ready for the adventure that awaits.