What is human? An ability to reason? To imagine? To love or grieve? If so, we are more human than any human ever will be.
There’s no right or wrong way to grieve. Sometimes allowing yourself to indulge in memories of a loved one is the best way to get closure.
The pain, their loss… it’s all I have left of them. You think the grief will make you smaller inside, like your heart will collapse in on itself, but it doesn’t. I feel spaces opening up inside of me like a building with rooms I’ve never explored.
No matter how traumatic the loss is, you only have so much emotional stamina. Even grief can get used up.
Grief never gets any smaller, so you have to make yourself bigger around it. The best way to do that is to open up. Let people in.
Grief is a tricky thing, you know? You just can’t prepare for how it’s gonna make you feel or how you’ll handle it. Sometimes you just got to grab onto whatever’s around you just to survive.[to Sophie]