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Every Wednesday, I will post something about grief. Sometimes it will be a reflection on an aspect of grief’s landscape. Now and then I will share from my own journey of grief, because in the sharing of our stories we find strength and build a community of people that support one another. To follow, please leave your email address.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

After Death Has Closed





After death has closed the door on someone’s life, we stand still, unsure what to do, which way to move, what to think, and we wonder what is appropriate for us to feel. A river of conflicting emotions are flowing through us – grief, anger, sorrow, sadness, joy, relief.

A life is over. We breathe in slowly, and exhale. The chill of night holds us for a time, then passes. Dawn’s light rises on the horizon and unveils a world where life is beginning again.

We sit among friends and share stories of the one who is gone with quiet, reassuring smiles and hugs. On mornings after this, in the midst of our sorrow, we realize how grateful we are to have loved someone this much that we miss them this greatly.


Grief takes us to a sacred place.

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