Author Archives: Larry Lynn

Pain and Grief: Inspirational Quote for 8.25.16

“Pain and grief have been kept buried for ages, bred in secrecy and shame, wrapped by an ongoing conspiracy of smiles and well-being. Pain and grief are most healing and ecstatic emotions. Yes, sure, they can be hard, yet what makes them most devastating is the perverted idea that they are wrong, that they need

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My Dad Died: Inspirational Quote 8.18.16

“My dad died, I write. almost a year ago. Car accident. My hand is shaking; my eyes sting and fill. I add Not his fault before pushing the notebook and pen back across the table, wiping a hand across my cheeks. As he reads, my impulse is to reach out, grab the notebook, run outside,

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The look of Grief: Inspirational Quote 8.11.16

The Look of Grief “People who have recently lost someone have a certain look, recognizable maybe only to those who have seen that look on their own faces. I have noticed it on my face and I notice it now on others. The look is one of extreme vulnerability, nakedness, openness. It is the look

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Loss of a Child: AfterTalk Inspirational Quote 8.4.16

Loss of a Child “He is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen and it’s not about his face, but the life force I can see in him. It’s the smile and the pure promise of everything he has to offer. Like he’s saying, ‘Here I am world, are you ready for so much

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Loss of a Son: Ghazala Kahn Answers Donald Trump

[Editor’s note: This not meant to be a political statement, but instead to share a mother’s profound expression of grief for a son lost in war. Ghazala Kahn and her husband spoke at the Democratic Convention last week, and their presentation has started a national discourse on loss and service. If you want to see

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