At this very moment, each of us is either grieving or knows someone who is. Grief isn’t just reserved for one type of situation, event, or loss. We may grieve the loss of a friendship, a job, a home or a loved one. Many of us have been grieving the loss of a way of life for the last 14 months. So much has changed since March 2020 that grief and loss have become our daily companions. The toll on our personal and collective mental health has been massive and the ramifications of this period will be felt for years to come.
There are days when we feel that swimming is impossible. And then all we can do is wade, and hope not to be taken under.
This quote about grief sums it up for me.
At this historic moment, as individuals, and as a country and a world, we wait for a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, and hope that we will not be drowned.
2 thoughts on “On Grief”
Carol, both your prose and poetry are especially powerful in this post.
Thanks so much!