|8 Months of Grief|
This is Day 61 of my #6MonthsOfGrief Project. To learn more about this practice, feel free to visit Day One, where I explain this project in more detail.
Tonight at midnight marks 8 months since my husband died before my eyes. These anniversaries hit hard, but I'm so exhausted from my new schedule that I think I will probably crawl straight into bed and sleep. I hope so. Sleep has been so elusive these days. My friend pointed out that my husband died in the summer and it's almost summer again. I'm astounded by this - the movement of days. Tonight is also the New Moon, a reminder that everything ends and everything begins again. We are all in the spiral. Nothing is permanent. Everything is in flux. This is both heartbreaking and at the same time a relief. This is life. This is death.
I am very aware that this project can bring up a lot around yours or other's grief and loss, I will always follow every post with some online grief support resources that have helped me. Please feel free to let me know of online support that you have found healing in your grief, as well:
Art with Grief:
- Photographer [Sarah Treanor] Takes Moving Self-Portraits to Cope with Her Fiance's Death by Jillian Wong
- When the Fall Comes, a film about Grief by Adriana Marchione
- Self-Portraits: Expressing Emotion Through Art on What's Your Grief?
- The Hard Romance of Grief by Mark Liebenow
- The poetry of John O’Donohue
Living with Grief Resources:
- Teresa “TL” Bruce's What to Say When Someone Dies
- They Brought Cookies: For A New Widow, Empathy Eases Death's Pain by Ann Finkbeiner on NPR
- A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit
- The Geography of Sorrow: Francis Weller on Navigating Our Loses, interviewed by Tim McKee in Sun Magazine
- 12 Things to Know About the First Year of Grieving Someone You Can’t Live Without by Laurie Costanza in Elephant Magazine
Thank you, and see you tomorrow.