grief is like an ocean

Grief, I’ve found, is like an ocean. A cold one. It lashes at your ankles to remind you that it’s painful. Sometimes it feels like waves. You’d like to contain it, but you can’t. It’s a darn ocean.

One of my dearest friends passed away yesterday, and holy bananas, my grief is pretty raw. Her passing wasn’t unexpected and I thought I was prepared, but how can anyone be, really.

As a hospice care professional told me many years ago, dying is an active process. And so is grief.

2 thoughts on “grief is like an ocean”

  1. I’m so sorry about your friend. I hour you find that as the days and weeks start to go by, you’ll find comfort and solace – and even laughter – in the many beautiful memories you hold in your heart. Cliff

    On Fri, Jan 10, 2020, 6:26 PM must love biscuits wrote:

    > Kristen Short posted: “Grief, I’ve found, is like an ocean. A cold one. It > lashes at your ankles to remind you that it’s painful. Sometimes it feels > like waves. You’d like to contain it, but you can’t. It’s a darn ocean. One > of my dearest friends passed away yesterday, and hol” >

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