"I really wish someone would sit with me and cry with me instead of staring at me like I'm something from another planet. I have learned to keep tears to myself because of the way they distance themselves makes me feel even more alone than…"
"in spending the day wrestling with images of Mary in her bed the morning she died I sat there and held her hand until the funeral home came then I help them place her on the gurney and took her out to the hearse I just had to take her to the end of…"
"JohnT- I stumbled upon a conversation that you had with the forum posters about the guilt that you felt and Anne responded in kind. I think we all carry guilt we just may not be brave enough to expose what it is to the public en masse. I…"
"It's a beautiful spring day here in SE Alaska. It's warm and all the surrounding mountains are so beautiful and I can smell the alders coming alive- The eagles are flying and fishing and looking so majestic. We have the annoying deer…"
"Hi M Morgan, I appreciate your comments and your perspective on my blog post, I want to here a wide spectrum of opinions on the state of grief. I am not a very religious man but do believe that there is much much more to our existence…"
"Hey Michael how are you doing. I meant to tell you that I'm actually from Ontario Canada. I noticed that your from the united kingdom. It's quite amazing that we can actually communicate even though were from opposite…"
"Absolutely right on, Mark. And as more and more people migrate alone to the rapidly expanding and vast cities of the world, with populations of tens of millions, and no continuity of deep cradle-to-death intimacy whatsoever, even in the first…"
"Mark, Lots of perspective on the the bonding element. I would extend your insight into the evolutionary aspect of the grief correlative as being mapped into our DNA but I would also take it to a more micro level. Grief is embedded…"
"We watched Interstellar a few nights ago. A great deal of the movie dealt with death and human existence. The music and the imagery seemed overwhelming to me. I sat there choking back tears. What we are living is a universal…"
"Just now, reading a death scene from Russian literature with students in my literature class, I burst into tears and couldn't stop crying. I felt so embarrassed, but couldn't help it. The description was too vivid, and the officer was…"
"I survived today and tonight so far. 2 months behind me. The grief was ever present today but I manged to hold it together for most of the day. The fact that he is gone to me forever just brings me to my knees."
"George- I ended up about a month or so ago going back into a hospital (not even the one my husband was taken to) and hadn't stepped foot in one for the last two years. I was going to go to a talk some psychiatrist was giving about…"
"Tildyc- I think that trying to reach our spouse is one of the overriding details of this grief journey. I would do just about anything to feel as though I really could believe he is with me. Something tangible enough that I could be…"
"Yes, George. I have that same feeling that I have to get home. Really, there's no reason to. There is no one to take care of, no one to talk to, no one to just sit with and watch television. There is no one there to care."