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(@Soulseedzforall) Grief is a gradual awakening…

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Soulseedz_image_normal.jpg Soulseeds (@Soulseedzforall)
2013-01-15 9:25 PM
Grief is a gradual awakening to a new reality. #Soulseeds article tinyurl.com/chczu2r

I lost someone very important to me last week. I knew he was important, but didn’t realize how significant until after he was gone. Sadness kept reminding me with a nagging, empty feeling. Suddenly the world looked like a different place and it took a while to get my bearings. The words of the great philosopher Lemony Snicket said it best for me,

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.

(Vogue)

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2 thoughts on “(@Soulseedzforall) Grief is a gradual awakening…

  1. Al,
    I read this post last night and it has been in my thoughts ever since. Having experienced a new reality (grief) myself, this resonates with me; in addition to truly agreeing with the blogger’s point near the end.

    Also, wanted to mention how much I am enjoying your blog style. I wasn’t sure what was happening at first, but now that I’ve had the chance to read through both of your blogs, I have to tell you that I really like it. It’s a great way to share, comment and get more than one thought out there. Might have to give this style a try!

    ~Karin (@kgitch)

    • Thank you. At times, I get all analytical and full of doubt but recently I’ve concluded I blog for me as much as for my library or school. I have more staff and students wanting to engage and integrate some activities which have been in private isolation. People are often reckless or overly anxious about work online. I like to be cautiously optimistic and push onward. Writing and sharing other people’s thoughts or writing is a rewarding recreation or vocation. Thx