I read this blog post this morning and it reminded me that it is easy to forget how Christmas can often be a very difficult time for people. The pressure to be festive happy at Christmas time is huge, but if the anniversary of a loved one’s death coincides with this time of year, then it may be difficult for a bereaved person to feel cheerful. Laura Kennedy has reminded me that when we make those throw away comments about spending time with family at Christmas, it would be best to pause and think before we speak.
People around you don’t quite forget, but neither do they fully remember.Laura Kennedy
Grief doesn’t leave you. It lays bare your capacity to tolerate what is terrifying — Dying & Death Talk
Courtesy of The Irish Times | By Laura Kennedy |Photograph by Aidan Crawley | Originally Posted 11.27.2019 | Published 12.01.2019 Four years, and still I don’t know what to do on my mother’s anniversary Each year, the anniversary comes, and I’m not sure what to do with it. There’s a thick, syrupy texture to the […]Grief doesn’t leave you. It lays bare your capacity to tolerate what is terrifying — Dying & Death Talk