Big V's Ramblings

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Brick - Part Thirteen

Deeper Waters "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 I've said it elsewhere here, and I'll probably repeat it, it has become impolite to talk about our loneliness, fears,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

The Brick - Part Twelve

To speak from my personal experiences, most of my life, I have been driven (see one of my other books - "Things My Father Taught Me") to make a difference. My Dad called me 'Doc' for several reasons. First and foremost was my interest in all things scientific, especially as they related to 'life and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Brick - Part Eleven

Getting Over Grief There is no recommended or medically prescribed amount of time to grieve. Your process depends on many things; your age, religious beliefs, your personality, how much support you will have around you. My family members handled their grief over varying periods of time. Everyone is... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Brick - Part Ten

As you slowly make your way out of grief, remember that the final step is acceptance, when you finally accept the reality of your loss and that it cannot be changed. Although it will be confusing, this stage signals you are now able to start moving forward with your life. To proceed, you must allow... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Brick - Part Nine

" No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing." - C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Dealing With Grief As I've said and will continue to tell you,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The Brick - Part Eight

NOTE: Remember that I told you that I had written an entry that needed to be reshuffled to a different position? This is it, but this is still not the proper location for it, but my cell won't stop ringing, so to buy myself some time, I'll post it now. This will be used in a section that talks about... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Brick - Part Seven

What Are the Stages of Grief? Your feelings may happen in phases as you come to terms with your loss. You can’t control the process, but it’s helpful to know the reasons behind your feelings. Doctors have identified five common stages of grief: • Denial: When you first learn of a loss, it’s normal... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The Brick - Part Six

Grief Described describes the word 'grief' as: keen mental suffering or distress over affliction or loss; sharp sorrow; painful regret. A cause or occasion of keen distress or sorrow. Grief is a very natural response to losing someone or something of importance to you. Emotions, such... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Brick - Part Five

In other stories and articles, I have addressed the sudden isolation many people suffer after the loss of a loved one. No one means to abandon their friends, it just happens. I've seen it a dozen times. At the after funeral lunch, everyone will tell the recently widowed person, 'If you need... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Brick Part Four

Loneliness and Isolation “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald When I wrote about my experience last summer, you will note that my life had been turned upside down. What I didn't... Sign in to see full entry.

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