I had my own notion of grief.

I thought it was the sad time that followed the death of someone you love,

And that you had to push through it

To get to the other side.

But I’m learning there is no other side.

There is no pushing through,

But rather,

There is absorption.



And grief is not something you complete,

But rather, you endure.

Grief is not a task to finish

And move on,

But an element of yourself,

An alteration of your being.

A new way of seeing.

A new definition of self.


Gwen Flowers

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