We are one third of the way through 2021. Look at how far you have come, and smile. We are so proud of you.
Grief sucks but to come out the other side intact, one must go through and accept the process with the courage of a warrior.
All the plays and displays of light I see I see in a day.
I wondered if it would be okay, me living alone. Waking up, cooking, watching TV. I was afraid I would be like that man from Up.
So grateful to have been able to breathe easily. Hope this gives you some peace, as well.
Grief is not a one-size-fits-all experience. If you are grieving, be gentle with yourself. Know that everyone copes differently. And when you do fall apart, know it is normal. Make room for it.
You will become what you deserve, my friend.
I felt closer to him reading these than I have since he was killed—as he wrote in one of them, “Some words are worth a thousand pictures.”
The first sip of coffee holds within it a sense of expectation. It is tired, bleary eyed and grumpy, yet still expectant of the day ahead.