I’ve thought about, studied and experienced grief for a long time. Here are some seemingly simple universal truths I’ve learned.
Grief never looks the same from person to person.
Grief does not follow a logical path.
Grief can come and go.
Grief happens not only when someone dies, but when we experience the loss of a dream, a relationship, an expectation.
Denial of grief doesn’t always feel like denial and can last a long time.
Our western society and the people in it do not do the best job of supporting those grieving.
Trauma and grief often go hand in hand.
Grief is a chapter in every human story.
I was introduced to filmmaking duo Lexi and Zach Read of Rhyme & Reason this year through my congenital heart disease community. Their films are breathtaking. I wanted to share this one with you today.