Butterflies and Blazes
Blazes - Quote on Grief
Journey of Hearts
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I found this quote on grief and felt is described the emotions very well, as the Unimaginable Force which over takes you. At times it seems that the grief is something that cannot be tolerated anymore, but I believe more the way Laura does that Grief can last a lifetime and can be a major force for change.
Grief -- the Unimaginable Force
Grief is a tidal wave that over takes you,
smashes down upon you with unimaginable force,
sweeps you up into its darkness,
where you tumble and crash against unidentifiable surfaces,
only to be thrown out on an unknown beach,
bruised, reshaped...
It is the ashes from which the phoenix rises,
and the mettle of rebirth.
It returns life to the living dead.
It teaches that there is nothing absolutely true or untrue...
Grief will make a new person out of you,
if it doesn't kill you in the making.
Stephanie Ericcson
Companion through Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief
 Companion through Darkness: Inner Dialogues on Grief by Stephanie Ericcson, Published by HarperCollins Publishing, 1992.

From the publisher: Compansion through Darkness offers an innovative and profoundly touching series of meditations on grief in all its seasons and emotions.

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