‘Pain and suffering are inevitable for those with a deep heart.’ Fyodor Dostoyevsky
If we love anyone, we will suffer when they die because their death will fracture us. Many of us will think that we should be strong enough to deal with grief on our own, so we won’t tell anyone. When others are suffering, they don’t tell us for the same reason, even though we would want to help. Everyone ends up suffering in silence, alone with our thoughts and feelings that circle around and around until they spiral us down.
Because grief will never completely go away, the question is how to live with grief and still celebrate the daily joy of life?