BigV Talks About Grief

Monday, October 19, 2020

"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush Of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

"Grief loves the hollow; all it wants is to hear its own echo." - Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men Try to listen to a piece of music that makes you feel joy. While you may not yet be able to enjoy an upbeat party song, find a calm, cheerful song that makes you feel happy. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 17, 2020

"All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes." - Cormac McCarthy, The Road Seek out something beautiful today. Go to a greenhouse or a flower shop. The beauty of nature helps you to feel hope again... a hope... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 16, 2020

"When it comes to death, we know that laughter and tears are pretty much the same thing." - Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Have you been able to laugh yet? Can you see the humor in everyday things as you once did? With great loss and sadness comes an inability to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

"I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures....We tell the story to get them back, to capture the traces of footfalls through the snow." - Gail Caldwell, Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship Tell a story... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

"Grief is love turned into an eternal missing." - Rosamund Lupton, Sister To have grief means that you have had love. A life without love would be far more difficult to bear than one with loss. I know this to be true. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

"The mystery of death, the riddle of how you could speak to someone and see them every day and then never again, was so impossible to fathom that of course we kept trying to figure it out, even when we were unconscious." - Francine Prose, Goldengrove Have you picked up the phone to call your loved... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 12, 2020

"When you lose your parents, the sadness doesn't go away. It just changes. It hits you sideways sometimes instead of head-on. Like now." - Jude Watson, In Too Deep Your loss may make you feel out of control. That can lead to a downward spiral across all parts of your life. To help, find a way to... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 11, 2020

"I have lived with you and loved you, and now you are gone. Gone where I cannot follow, until I have finished all of my days." - Victoria Hanley, The Seer and the Sword When you are in mourning, your instinct may be to withdraw from society until you feel better. However, by isolating yourself, you... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

"We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. as we were. as we are no longer. as we will one day not be at all." - Joan Didion, The Year of... Sign in to see full entry.

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