Often, it is precisely the person closest to the deceased who manifests his/her transformation through lamenting, unless that task is fulfilled by a specialist, the aforementioned (semi-) professional lamenter, instead.
The relatives have rather been known to see to it that the lamenter does not strain her senses too much, cautioning her or holding her back in situations appearing more critical.
Even when seemingly expressing only personal grief, a lamenter using the traditional language of the laments cannot do without certain conceptions crystallized in the words over the centuries, which, whether s/he likes it or not, speak a far more general archaic tongue than any egocentric problems s/he could raise (cf.
323 BC) and transcribed from the hieroglyphics by Egyptologist Luddeckens in 1943, the lamenter bewails her fate in the same vein, using the house destruction motif as her central theme:
As one example of this conceptual linkage, some contemporary laments express the notion that the tomb is "a house" constructed on the "seas," as the lamenter cAliya from al-cAiyaiysa sings:
2) I witnessed a similar procession of lamenters and weepers down the main street of Luxor from the train station, accompanying the coffin of the deceased being transported from Cairo in 1981.
But the struggle with the threefold power relation of lamenter, God, and the others is clearly in evidence.
25) The solace offered to the lamenter by the larger narrative promise of the covenant, the prophet's consoling hope, the sage's confidence, and the psalmist's prayers of trust and gratitude were occasionally called into question and judged as less than fully credible--for example, during the repression at the hands of the forces of the Hellenistic empire.
24) One of the interesting features of laments is that they provide a space to accuse the other of being perverse, sacrilegious, and godless, while at the same time recognizing that the enemy acts friendly toward the lamenter (Ps 55:21), greets (Ps 144:8), and spends time with (Ps 41:5-6) the lamenter.
like this should try the shockingly simple remedy for runaway maids - don't keep them.
Although their lamentations and predictions of imminent theocracy can sometimes seem a bit overwrought, (182) the lamenters
correctly perceive that the powerful ongoing engagement of religion with politics represents not merely an adverse political movement--adverse from a secularist perspective--but a challenge to the fundamental paradigm of legitimacy, which they have regarded as axiomatic.
Edwards' approach is to be a catalyst in the transformation and emergence of truth in his Lamenters
relationships with themselves and their souls; by this to return to that first harmonic intention we are born to and for.