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
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.