BigV Talks About Grief

Thursday, November 21, 2019

"Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a Band-Aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception. There were times I stayed in my room for days on end with headphones on, if only so that I would not... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

"What's even more messed up than funerals, is the way people treat you after the funeral. Like you're diseased or something." - Denise Jaden, Losing Faith Initiate conversations with people you suspect feel a bit uncertain what to say to you. Making them comfortable will help you feel better and... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

"When I saw your strand of hair I knew that grief is love turned into an eternal missing." - Rosamund Lupton, Sister Finding something that belonged to your loved one that you forgot about is such a bittersweet surprise. Eventually, those moments will make you smile more than they make your cry. Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 18, 2019

"One by one, drops fell from her eyes like they were on an assembly line - gather, fall, slide...gather, fall, slide...each one commemorating something she had lost. Hope. Faith. Confidence. Pride. Security. Trust. Independence. Joy. Beauty. Freedom. Inocence." - Lisi Harrison, Monster High... Sign in to see full entry.

"We all have our sorrows, and although the exact delinaments, weight and dimensions of grief are different for everyone, the color of grief is common to us all. I know, he said, because he was human, and therefore, in a way, he did." - Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale When you look at people... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

"Everyone was eating, talking softly, glancing at me, hugging me, eating. It was as if someone had turned the volume down. Everything looked normal, but the sound was muted. Death did this, set all this weirdness in motion, made people appear out of nowhere carrying casseroles, saying 'I'm sorry'... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

"Emma dropped the paper. Her first impression was of a weak feeling in her stomach and in her knees; then of blind guilt, of unreality, of coldness, of fear; then she wished that it were already the next day. Immediately afterwards she realized that that wish was futile because the death of her... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 15, 2019

"The worst of it is over now, and I can't say that I am glad. Lose that sense of loss - you have gone and lost something else. But the body moves toward health. The mind, too, in steps. One step at a time. Ask a mother who has just lost a child, How many children do you have? "Four," she will say, "... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

"Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm." - Patricia Cornwell, The Body Farm Be sure to eat healthy foods. While you have heard this all your life, it is especially important when you are grieving. Your body needs healthy foods to help you maintain yourself and begin to feel good again. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

"The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow." - Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses If you have not done so already, look into joining a grief support group. If you have, reach out to one of the fellow members and be a shoulder to cry on or a... Sign in to see full entry.

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