Grief sneaks up on me sometimes. I’ll see something, read something, and this weight will settle onto me and I will fully feel its heaviness. After 39 years, it’s pretty normal that I’ve lost people who mattered to me. I’m not sure that it gets “easier,” as so many people say, but it does eventually seem somehow normal.
So, thoughts on grief from people other than me, since grief is never the end of the story.
“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ~ Rumi
“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?” ~ Terry Pratchett
“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller
“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” ~ William Shakespeare
“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.” ~ Irish Blessing
Blessings to you all. Never give up. May each of you find comfort that softens the sharpest edge of your carried grief.