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Thank you for sharing your thoughts and poem. Very powerful. A friend sent me the link to your blog because she knows the word selah holds special meaning for me as well. It's the one-word epitaph I asked the stonecutter to etch on my mother's grave stone. In the prologue of my memoir MOONLIGHT ON LINOLEUM: A daughter's Memoir, I write: The word selah is an enigma, which describes my mother perfectly. Some think selah refers to a musical instruction meaning "a pause" or "stopping to listen." It may have also been used similarly to the word amen. Now that I was the same age as Mama had been when she died, I wanted to stop and listen to what her life had meant; I wanted to say amen to her, as if her life had been a prayer.

Terry Helwig