Unattended Sorrow

To remind me to remember it’s not only okay, but necessary, to attend to our losses.

The Sprightly Writer

Like many people, I have a lot of experience with loss and sorrow.  And the older one gets, the more likely one will experience many losses.

I’m writing this piece because a blogging friend is suffering from some deep sorrow due to losing many loved ones to cancer over the years.  His dear brother is currently battling cancer too. I’m writing this for him as well as for myself.  You are welcome to see if anything resonates with you.

I’ve kind of made it a personal mission to come to terms with loss – with people moving on, and with death and dying – and that’s by closely attending to it, examining its impact on me, my feelings about it, reading comforting words of others who deal with loss, and reaching out to other people in authentic, meaningful ways.

My first loss was with my father, not through death, but…

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About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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