It’s funny (strange, not humorous, most of the time) what other people can do for those of us whom grief has touched. I’ve always been interested in it from a personal perspective, rather than the academic one. (Whether that’s because I feel, and maybe know that I’ve leaned on others a little too much over the past few years, or there’s some other motivation I don’t know.)
However, I’ve been quiet here for a while now, and there’s a good reason for that. I think I’m finally coming out of the other side of all this. Yeah, this experience brought me a few ‘stripes’ I never wanted to earn, but looking back on it, I’m proud of how far I seem to have come. However, I know it’s now up to me to keep up this mindset, so I can get through whatever may threaten to engulf me again…but I’m going to borrow a few words now from George Harrison, which came to mean a lot to me via Chris: ‘I won’t accept defeat’.
New mantra? Oh, yes! (It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve made and broken that same promise- now I make it anew, and I’m damn well going to keep it.)
Love to all,