Editor:This is the poem I chose for Fathers Day, written by David Harkins. You will find both a ‘he’ and a ‘she’ version on the web. I chose the ‘he’ because it says what I want about the passing of a father. I’ve learned that Harkins wrote it as the ‘she’ version, and that it
Inspirational grief quotes for those coping with the loss of a loved one.
[Editor: Susan Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In lost her husband Dave Goldberg in a tragic accident last month that received worldwide coverage. Last week she posted a long discussion the death of her husband on Facebook. The link to the entire post is below this quotation from it]. Today is the end of
[Editor: Raymond Carver is among the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. If you’ve seen the movie Birdman which won the Oscar for Best Picture this year, the play performed in it is adapted from a Raymond Carver short story. This is his poem about grieving.] Woke up early this morning and from my bed
An audience member, clearly in pain, asked the Dalai Lama, “Do you have any suggestions about how to handle a great personal grieving and loss, such as the loss of a child?” With a gentle tone of compassion, he answered, “To some degree that depends on people’s personal belief. If people believe in rebirth,
“When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time—the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her