BigV Talks About Grief

Thursday, April 2, 2020

"Grief... gives life a permanently provisional feeling. It doesn't seem worth starting anything. I can't settle down. I yawn, I fidget, I smoke too much. Up till this I always had too little time. Now there is nothing but time. Almost pure time, empty successiveness." - C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"I do hope that when the day comes, whether in 1, 10, or 100 years, I don't want you to think of me and feel sad." - Esther Earl, This Star Won't Go Out: The Life and Words of Esther Grace Earl Do something special - be it lunch with a friend or a walk in the park with a relative - and take a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver." - Sophocles, Antigone Ask someone else who is grieving what he or she needs, and try to do whatever it is for that person. Any concrete things you can do to help someone else will help you with your own grief. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 30, 2020

This one takes a moment to understand, but I learned it to be true. "We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world--the company of those who have known suffering." - Helen Keller, We Bereaved There will be times when you mourn the person you were before you experienced... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

"Take any emotion - love for a woman, or grief for a loved one, or what I'm going through, fear and pain from a deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions - if you don't allow yourself to go all the way through them - you can never get to being detached, you're too busy being afraid. You're... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

"Nix still held Benny's hand, and her grip tightened to an almost crushing force, grinding his hand bones together. It hurt, but Benny would rather have cut that hand off than take it back at that moment. If it would help Nix through this, he'd give her a pair of pliers and a vise so she could do a... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 27, 2020

"A shade of sorrow passed over Taliesin's face. 'There are those,' he said gently, 'who must first learn loss, despair, and grief. Of all paths to wisdom, this is the cruelest and longest. Are you one who must follow such a way? This even I cannot know. If you are, take heart nonetheless. Those who... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

"I basked in you; I loved you, helplessly, with a boundless tongue-tied love. And death doesn't prevent me from loving you. Besides, in my opinion you aren't dead. I know dead people, and you are not dead." - Franz Wright, Walking to Martha's Vineyard Proactively do something today that makes... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

"Tears have always been easier to shed than explain." - Marty Rubin Sometimes it feels like there are no words to accurately describe what grief feels like. As with any pain, you can't remember it with precision after the fact, which is a blessing. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

"When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues. The work of grief is to reconcile and redeem life to a different love relationship." - W. Scott Lineberry You have lost someone you love. It might have been a... Sign in to see full entry.

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