"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
"there is no more ridiculous custom than the one that makes you express sympathy once and for all on a given day to a person whose sorrow will endure as long as his life. such grief, felt in such a way, is always "present" and it is never too late to talk about it, never repetitious to mention it again."
"we were surprised and disappointed that people we thought were good friends became distant, uneasy, and seemed unable to help us. others who were casual acquaintances became suddenly close, sustainers of life for us. grief changes the rules, and sometimes rearranges the combinations."
Thursday, June 23, 2016
“You’ll get over it…” It’s the clichés that cause the trouble. To lose someone you love is to alter your life for ever. You don’t get over it because ‘it” is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? The particularness of someone who mattered enough to grieve over is not made anodyne by death. This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it. Why would I want them to?”
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Thursday, June 09, 2016
"Each one of us here today will, at one time in our lives, look upon a loved one in need and ask the same question: We are willing Lord, but what, if anything, is needed? For it is true that we can seldom help those closest to us. Either we don’t know what part of ourselves to give, or more often than not, that part we have to give... is not wanted. And so it is those we live with and should know who elude us... But we can still love them... We can love—completely—even without complete understanding..."