Blazes - Quote on Grief
Journey of Hearts
A Healing Place in CyberSpace
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
Grief is a tidal wave
that over takes you,
smashes down upon you
with unimaginable force,
sweeps you up into its
where you tumble and
crash against unidentifiable surfaces,
only to be thrown out
on an unknown beach,
It is the ashes from
which the phoenix rises,
and the mettle of rebirth.
It returns life to the
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.
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.
Last updated July 10, 1998
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