It is that time again . . . Here are some grief articles and other posts that we stumbled on this week and thought you may enjoy.
The Thought of You
by Ryan Woodward
So, you know how sometimes you see something a couple years old that millions of other people have already seen and you’re like, HOW DID I MISS THIS??!! That is how I felt when I saw Ryan Woodwards video The Thought of You this week. He doesn’t talk much about his inspiration for the piece, but rather says “this piece allows for each individual who views it to to experience something unique and personal that touches their own sensibilities”. Needless to say, I think it will speak to many people who have experienced loss. The song is The World Spins Madly On by The Weepies.
Fear of Letting Go and Forgetting
On Marty Tousley’s Grief Healing blog she tackles the common fear that letting go of the initial, deep pain of grief means saying a loss is “okay”, as well as the fear of forgetting those we have lost. She shares some great insights and it is worth a read.
Surprised by Grief
A great post for grievers and professionals alike. Nigel Copsey, an Anglican priest, shares how 30 years of supporting grievers never could have prepared him for the death of his wife.
On Grief and Marriage: Lessons From Downton Abbey
I should start by saying I don’t watch Downton Abbey. But I have enough friends who do that sent me links to this post that it seemed like it earned a spot on the Weekend Edition list. So, Downton Abbey viewers, enjoy!
How Darwin’s Photos of Human Emotions Changed Visual Culture
This post is a little outside the normal grief box, but as you may know we are very interested in photography. This is a fascinating read about Darwin’s efforts to capture human emotion on film in the early days of photography and how he shaped so many who followed.