from THE OTHER WIND by Ursula K. LeGuin
In hospice training, I was taught that there are key phrases the dying and those with them may need to hear and/or say. These words can release people from ancient griefs, bitter resentments, and false fears. I have also seen them heal both hearts and relationships.
I offer these phrases now, not only for those transitioning from this life, but for all who are leaving those things which no longer serve, whether people, places, beliefs, or patterns.
Please forgive me.
I forgive you.
I love you.