Awake and reflecting on loss, I prepare myself (on this particular morning) to call a friend who is experiencing a new and unexpected loss. A recent pain that holds the potential to awaken every painful place she (my friend) will … Continue reading Grief: Collective Underpinnings In Sudden Loss and Importance of One’s Personal Journey.
While there are commonalities in experience, grief’s manifestation is unique to each person. There is not one other living being who will understand exactly how you feel or the subtleties of your unique connection. No other person; knew your person, your pet, or your situation in the exact way you did ( and do). They do not know the many nuances that existed between them and you. They cant know what made them uniquely them, you uniquely you, and your connection uniquely yours. It is these nuances of relationship that make this process both complex and sacred. And, this is … Continue reading Grief’s unique Hold
At times we carry a heaviness for the pain of others, and our unknown selves. We carry it, often unaware. It’s just there. A sadness for someone we love, for a neighbor’s pain ,for our own un-named pain, for humanity. … Continue reading A Necessary Sadness!