Symbols


by David Hommel Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell. – Edna St. Vincent Millay  

“At the beginning of the year and when it ends; We remember them.” ~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer The gallery below features photographs and notes from readers of What’s Your Grief and PhotoGrief about the beloved family and friends they’ve been grieving throughout the year. Click on each image to read more. All are welcome to …

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 Christina Thurau Every room has an empty space where my 14 year old son Zach belongs. Some days there is denial. Some days bone wracking sobbing. Everyday….longing and heartache. By Heather Varner On May 3rd 2013, my life ended as I knew it. In an instant, I was no longer a daughter- a title so intrinsically …

by Jessica Speer Sometimes I think that you use the sky to say “I love you”. Now that you are no longer on earth, I can see you in the sky. You paint the most beautiful pictures. Subscribe and Submit

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The acorn necklace my sister, Jessie, gave me the Christmas after my mom died is in this twisted, tangled mess of silver chains and baubles.  It’s the same kind of necklace my mother wore when she was sick. At that time she told us that the acorn stood for strength, but acorns had been special …