Category Archives: Grieving

Get over answers

Get over needing an answer. :- Doug.

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Mourning brings

Mourning brings us together. :- Doug.

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Diminishes frees lays

Every death diminishes me perhaps frees me and others lays on me responsibility :- Doug.

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Before they died

People die and the world changes and probably changed before they did :- Doug.

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Can we cure grief?

We are not about curing grief. Can we cure grief? We are not about getting beyond grief. We are about growing, even when we do not want to grow, about living even when we do not want to live. :- … Continue reading

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How to die?

How to die? How to respond to dementia, Friend? :- Doug.

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Profound this area of law

Profound is the area of law I get to work in, dealing with life, death, nursing homes, grandchildren. :- Doug.

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Not wrong

People who are dying are not wrong. :- Doug.

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An heir

An heir is one bereaved, torn away, emptied, released. :- Doug.

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Best time!

This is the best time of life! :- Doug.

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Listen to your grief

Listen to your grief, share your despair, converse over our common vulnerability. It is a way to come together out beyond the short and quick “It’s all abouts.” :- Doug.

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Grief is play

Grief is play it turns us inside out :- Doug.

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Groan

First, groan the groans. :- Doug.

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Somehow carry

Despair and grief are not the same: we know there is, but cannot see, and do not want, a way through grief to life; we want a way out of despair but expect none. Both lead to giving up; only … Continue reading

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Garden

Grief? Improvisation? We are pulled forward to the garden. :- Doug.

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Life is

You’re not in control; life is in control. :- Doug.

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but at 21 I could not yet know

Stripped bare nothing left but bone grieving together best of human loving I had an intuition of this her grandfather, his father died I drove in the funeral procession but at 21 I could not yet know :- Doug.

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