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George K
Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019 6:31 AM
Joined: 12/16/2011
Posts: 2823

I measure every Grief I meet With narrow, probing, Eyes - I wonder if it weighs like Mine - Or has an easier size.
  —Emily Dickinson

How can we measure all the grief we feel, and how can we put up with it? Doesn't the Grief of Death weigh a ton or more? Doesn't it stretch out to a month, a year, or longer still? Is the Grief of Failure lighter than the Grief of Despair, but maybe longer? Isn't the Grief of Emptiness the heaviest of all? Whether we try to ignore or make light of it, our grief, like a ton of feathers or a ton of rocks, is all the same to us. This much is sure: if we lock our grief in, it will weigh more on us and lengthen out; if we open our hearts with weeping and words, others will help carry it away.

What sadness can I let go of by sharing it today?

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2019 10:46 AM
Joined: 2/26/2019
Posts: 172

George---i agree with everything you said! Grief is HARD---probably the most difficult thing we face as human beings!  Personally, i think grief takes 1 - 2 yrs.  We hav to go thru all birthdays, anniversaries and holidays facing those days AGAIN without our loved ones!  Im hoping that as u post on this site, u will find a release of some of ur grief. Plus, everyone here will b crying rite along with u.  ALL of THOSE HERE are so encouraging and supportive!  Lay ur burdens here...