Today, for me Christmas is about having less, giving to others and indulging in things that bring comfort and joy.
This month’s theme for December is “Winter Grief”. Christmas is a hard time of year for those who grieve. Winter can be a tough time for anyone as it is, and it can be made harder by the fact that Christmas is around the corner. With Christmas comes adverts filled with pressure and perfect families enjoying Christmas.
I got to thinking about that and realised the poem with the experience is about enigma.
This month we would like to do As Told By You a little bit differently. We would like you to focus on a theme. This month’s theme is “The Many Faces of Grief”. This can include; facets of grief that you have experienced that you believe are overlooked in the discourse surrounding grief. What is an unconventional part of grief for you?
the mention of spirits, the dead and the imagery that comes with it, can be quite difficult to see. What are your thoughts?
What is Halloween like for you where you live?
Are you focussing on your mental health? Work? Home life?
Our true love ran deep
Cascading over hidden rocks
To me, grief represents love, beauty but also isolation.