Lessons Learned from Grief

It hurts more the longer you postpone it.
That impulse to go ape-shit for a few minutes? Go with it.
Don’t expect lights to turn on suddenly.
Sit with the dark. Befriend it.
Hemingway was right.
Fall back in love with nature.
Grace under pressure is your right. So is grief.


I originally posted this here.



  1. Phil, a young friend of mine just lost his mother a few days ago so I sent him your words. I appreciate your sharing them. sometimes we just need permission to feel whatever. I particularly like apeshit. Deb Mourey

  2. My own recovery.
    Months of walking.
    Financially busted.
    Emotionally intact.
    Long climb ahead.
    Good luck to you.

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