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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.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Power of Music

Even twelve years after Evelyn died, certain music has the power to take me right back to those early days of grief, as if time has not passed at all. One song takes me into the shock and dislocation of death, while other songs drag me back into the loneliness and despair that didn’t seem to have an end. 

The new Volvo commercial was on TV tonight, the one where Jean-Claude Van Damme does epic splits between two trucks, hanging on with only his toes. The commercial is set at sunset, and uses the song “Only Time” by Enya. It overwhelms me with the emotions I felt the year after Ev’s death when I was wondering where my life was headed, now that my dreams were gone. 

Evelyn gave me this CD the Christmas before she died.

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