“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” ~ Vicki Harrison
Grief never really goes away. She fades into the background at times.
Other times, she insists on being the center of attention.
As an indeterminable amount of time rolls on, Grief makes larger circles before she gets back to you. But, she always returns.
The more time that passes, the more shocking her arrival seems because you—of such faith—believed Grief already had her way with you.
The truth is she’s just getting started. Grief is a force—both softer and harder than death. She’s only given to the living. In fact, the more alive one is, the more likely to experience her.
See, Grief is Life’s little sister. She’s a tag along. Death is their brother.
The longer you hang around with Grief and listen to her, instead of assuming she’s a nuisance, the more she reveals her wisdom and light.
Grief is nothing we imagine her to be—not enemy or friend, not a season or a time.
She’s both sickness and cure. She’s resurrection. Grief is a thousand stairs to climb, but she’s worth every step.