Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
Caleb Carr, American novelist
born: August 2, 1955
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
Anne Grant, Scottish poet
born: February 21, 1755
died: November 7, 1838
Grief is in two parts.
The first is loss.
The second is the remaking of life.
Anne Roiphe, American journalist
born: December 25, 1935
Which are your favourite quotes on loss, the ones that really comfort you?
This topic was requested by Patricia.
This Irish blessing is for you, my friend:
In Time of Sorrow…
May you see God’s light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone.