From the archives…one of my most-read posts…

Translating Grief


I’ve often talked about how those spiritual/existential questions are the ones that keep us up at night.  The one question we ask over and over and over again:  Why??  Why him? Why her?  Why me?  And beyond that we want to know where they are.  Can they hear us? Do they know what’s happening here?  Is there really life after death?  Is everything I’ve always believed true?  Do I still believe the same things?  How can I *KNOW*?

Someone – somewhere – once said that grief is learning to live without the answers.  That is WAY easier said than done, but I think it’s appropriate.  We simply cannot have the answers to any of those questions this side of the grave.  So what to do…

We can – at some point – accept the fact that we will never know.  That’s the hard part.  I don’t know about you, but…

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