Is Gaelic for keening. I learned about this practice in a way I wish had not come to pass.
A recent heartbreak, involving the death of a very young child, in a community I frequent online has taken a hold of me. These past few days I find myself in the grip of sorrow all too often. I can only say that I have been forever altered by this little ones death in a way I never thought possible. As a mother of a toddler I'm heartbroken and shaken to my very center.
I wish I could "fill the room" as the parents requested. Since I cannot I will hold a small memorial and "caoine" for the child during the time of viewing – it is the least I can do to honor them all.