This post from Pieces of Me is one of the best I have ever read about life and death; grief and grieving; love and loss or should I say ‘loss and love?’
Many years ago I saw Footsbarn, the travelling theatre company, perform Romeo & Juliet in their circus tent. During the show, to represent the sun or moon, characters came on carrying rods from which dangled what looked like round chinese lanterns. At least that is how I remember them though my memory may be faulty. Still it is an image that has come back to me as I have become older and as friends and colleagues have let go of the world.
Grief is a hard thing to deal with and seems to be different every time. It can take time to fit the loss of someone into our knowledge of the world and move on. I have found that I have carried things with me from those who have gone before. Sometimes this happens unconsciously, a laugh is adopted, breaking out of me at the oddest of times…
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