BigV Talks About Grief

Sunday, April 21, 2019

"Sometimes all you can do is hug a friend tightly and wish that their pain could be transferred by touch to your own emotional hard drive." - Richelle E. Goodrich Try to give at least three good hugs today. That means both arms around the other person and a solid, six-second squeeze. It will help... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

"Rainbows introduce us to reflections of different beautiful possibilities so we never forget that pain and grief are not the final options in life." - Aberjhani, J ourney through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry Try to find an object in your home or something in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, April 19, 2019

"In this contemporary culture, what could be an effective means by which we might be able to cue one another to say, Take it easy on me, I'm grieving? Maybe if we reinvented, or re-established the practice of wearing black and created our own symbol of grieving - to wear our version of black, or... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

"There once was a girl who found herself dead. She peered over the ledge of heaven and saw that back on earth her sister missed her too much, was way too sad, so she crossed some paths that would not have crossed, took some moments in her hand shook them up and spilled them like dice over the living... Sign in to see full entry.

"Community is about sharing my life; about allowing the chaos of another's circumstances to infringe on mine; about permitting myself to be known without constraint; about resigning myself to needing others." - Sandy Oshiro Rosen, Bare: The Misplaced Art of Grieving and Dancing Even if you have... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

"The sunlight now lay over the valley perfectly still. I went over to the graveyard beside the church and found them under the old cedars... I am finding it a little hard to say that I felt them resting there, but I did. I felt their completeness as whatever they had been in the world. I knew I had... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

"And they had folded his brother's hands across his suited chest, as if he would be preserved in this sanguine pose forever, but only the heavy callouses visible at the sides of his hands seemed real. It was only the callouses that appeared to be familiar and believable." - Kent Haruf, Eventide... Sign in to see full entry.

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." - Walt Whitman While Walt Whitman was using the idea of sunshine and shadows as a metaphor, take some time to literally get some sunshine. It is easy to withdraw when you are grieving, but the fresh air and sunshine can... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 15, 2019

"If it is possible to die of grief then why on earth can't someone be healed by happiness?" - Jodi Picoult, Keeping Faith Your moments of joy are to be savored, but they won't prevent grief from creeping in at times. Once you make peace with that, the moments with grief won't catch you off guard any... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

"Unacquainted with grief, I knew not how to appraise my bereavement; I could not rightly estimate the strength of the stroke." - Ambrose Bierce, The Moonlit Road and Other Ghost and Horror Stories How can you measure grief? It is impossible. You need to deal with it when it flares up and be thankful... Sign in to see full entry.

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