Savoring Grief

There is something beyond the pain of grief that can be appreciated– if not exactly enjoyed

like a nice stinky cheese or a too-hot pepper.

A feeling of opening up instead of shutting down.

It can still be debilitating in a world driven by productively working through a predetermined to-do list.

But not in the way you might imagine.

It doesn’t crush you when you stop trying to hold it at a distance

It pulls you into its arms and takes you on a journey to a place where what isn’t

or wasn’t

or can’t be any longer

can be loved and appreciated and then allowed to melt

making room for the subtle sweetness of what is






One response to “Savoring Grief”

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    Holly Kuchar

    Appreciate your insights.


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