28 One-Liners On Grief

For almost a year now I've been quietly posting almost daily under my project name of The Grief Practice over on Instagram. I alternate posting words with photos, and tonight I wrapped up many of them into this little list. Because I don't know about you, but sometimes it's nice to have all the words in … Continue reading 28 One-Liners On Grief

The Face of Grief

Grief walked by me today. It was wearing all white, each pair of eyes holding pain the way only humans can. The fifty or so humans walking by me wore white shirts that held a picture and a name. Everyone looked up as they passed. At their number, at their unity, at the name they … Continue reading The Face of Grief

Welcoming Grief

This time of year always sends me back to the Land of Loss to unpack my deepest grief, lest I forget. Every year from Thanksgiving through the winter solstice I honor my own loss, my own heart, my own way to collapse and to rise. I ask my grief how it is and what it … Continue reading Welcoming Grief

The Language of Grief

Death is so inarticulate. Grief, however, speaks to our hearts and from our hearts. Grief can sing and grief can sign. Grief can write poetry and grief can tell stories. Grief can speak from loudspeakers and from tiny mouths. Grief can say I love you and grief can ask for help. Grief is fluent in … Continue reading The Language of Grief

Where We Begin (When It All Ends)

When it all implodes, explodes, hits the fan, comes to Jesus, goes to hell, unravels, derails, blindsides us, sideswipes us, bowls us over or pulls us under the breath is still there starting with the pause after the exhale that moment where we decide to keep breathing to keep living it invites us to sit … Continue reading Where We Begin (When It All Ends)

If Grief Could Speak (5 Things It Would Say)

If grief could speak it would say, I’m sorry. I’m sorry it’s me that arrived at your doorstep instead of love. But I am made of love too. In fact, it’s because I love so much that I hurt so much when I lose the people I love. If grief could speak it would say, … Continue reading If Grief Could Speak (5 Things It Would Say)

When the Light Leaves the Sky

Tonight I settle into the trust that is necessary when the light leaves the sky (or our life) into the faith that is required to run my hands over the walls of my heart I cannot see (but I feel thumping with life) I sink into the silence that is the answer I have been looking … Continue reading When the Light Leaves the Sky

So This is How We Say Goodbye

So this is how we say goodbye to the people we love to the people we've been to the roles we've played to the lives we've lived Stepping onto the stage of our life, knowing that sometimes sometimes we get to say a proper goodbye with applause and an encore and a bow Sometimes no … Continue reading So This is How We Say Goodbye