Day 246: Grief as Shadow

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August 2, 2013 by bluerosegirl08

Shadows in the late afternoon.

Shadows in the late afternoon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Some call grief a process but that word implies that grieving is finite and has a definitive end. In my experience grief (specifically from the death of a close friend or family member) tends to behave more like a shadow. Some days it is bigger and more noticeable than others but once felt it is always there. It is that song on the radio that you either can’t stand to hear or almost break the speakers listening to as loud as possible. It is the book that goes unread on the shelf but woe unto the person who suggests giving it away. It is the quirky things you insist on doing or knowing that surprise other people. For instance I lost a good friend to leukemia, he wore a hat constantly to hide the damage chemotherapy had done to his hair. Now whenever my hair is long enough I don’t get a professional hair cut and donate my hair to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. Recently a friend of mine who had a long list of food allergies died (from something totally unrelated). Since I met him I noticed that I became more likely to remember if people around me had an allergy of any sort. Also if I know someone is going camping etc.: I always make sure they are aware of the warning signs which herald Lyme disease. If I can’t make the shadows that follow me go away I can at least make them smaller.

 

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2 thoughts on “Day 246: Grief as Shadow

  1. Really powerful. So true and so well written.

  2. Merlin Cohen says:

    Thanks for all the info, WFL! I lost one close and one distant family member to ALS, what a horrible disease! I was unaware of the lyme connection until now, but will pay more attention to it from now on. The article about root canal treatments is absolutely spot on, but very few people know about this. The book The Cure for All Diseases by Hulda Regehr Clark doesn’t just point out the problem but also offers solutions (detox, diet, zapping) – applicable to lyme disease as well as any other parasite related condition. Thanks for the book recommendation. Lyme is a great mimic and can lie dormant for 10,20 or even 30 years. I am sorry to hear about your close ones. My father and mother and brother and myself all nearly died from Lyme. I was adopted so there is no connection via genes or DNA.I am sure a lot more have suffered that we were unaware about. Our animals greatly suffered back then no one suggested LYME.

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28-year-old blogger living with a disability. Moved to Colorado just before Thanksgiving by way of Ohio and before that Tennessee. I live with my boyfriend and girlfriend, two cats and a Golden Retriever service dog. This blog contains my opinions on various subjects, feel free to comment and agree or disagree all I ask is that you keep it civil.
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