Grief is personal .
Don’t try to understand another’s loss .
You can never fully comprehend the magnitude of who they lost .
Loss is personal .
Just remember to be there once the dust settles .
People oh and ah and offer empty condolences .
Be there for them , when everyone has left .
That’s when they need you the most.
The loneliness is haunting .
You keep searching for that person who is gone .
You reach your phone and automatically dial their number .
No one is there at the other end to answer .
That’s when it hits you . The loss , the grief , the transience of our human existence .
Maybe we are meant to feel loss this deeply to appreciate those that we have . To seize life , and what God offers us . The brief , intermittent , bursts of light and joy . It is a sin to knowingly reject the joy that God , grants you , because you can’t forgive yourself .
Love as much as you can while you have them . They live on in our souls, they protect us even from afar . So love . It’s makes up for the loss .
Art: Pascal Campion