Emotion


Today we have a pair of photographs taken by photographer, Patricia Sherwood.  Like many photographers, she lets the photos speak for themselves.  Personally, I think they tell a familiar story about a struggle that many grieving people grapple with. “Sadness keeps coming for me.” “Looking for the light through the fog of my sadness.” If you’d like …

by Litsa Williams Before three weeks ago I had never put out a single holiday decoration in my own home.  For the years I was in my twenties that was excuse enough.  I was too young for holiday decorations, I told myself.  I didn’t have kids to decorate for, so my house remained free of …

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by Janna McGregor This is my son, James giving his twin brother, Thomas a ‘hug.’ Thomas passed away as a 15 week old baby with complications from a heart defect. The questions and attempts to understand this loss knows no bounds.  We mostly visit Thomas on holidays and anniversaries.  James hasn’t been to the grave since their …

A while back over on What’s Your Grief Eleanor wrote a post about self-portraits, saying: “There was a time when I didn’t have the words to describe my grief even privately. In those early days the only tool I had for self expression was my camera.  On the days when I felt really bad I …

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by Julie M Terrill At the time that I signed up for Serendipity, a retreat on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with fellow creatives, my Dashing Groom had entered remission and our world sparkled with possibilities. Four months later I arrived at the retreat enveloped in a fog of uncertainty and grief. Not only …

by Danielle Hunter When my Mom came home from the hospital into home hospice all she wanted was her dog and her chair.  Unfortunately she was too sick for her chair, but her dog Missie did not leave her side on this bed for the remaining 5 days of her life.   She passed away …