Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Healing After Loss







Reflections
Reflections: Japanese Garden, Hermann Park


"Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it."
~Joan Didion: THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING





14 comments:

Sherry said...

Sending loving thoughts to you this day and every day Snap xoxo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hugs to you today.

EG CameraGirl said...

Beautiful reflection and poignant quote.

Pondside said...

Indeed. There is no knowing 'just how' another feels. Our grief - our mourning - is as individual as we are. How we experience that place cannot be foretold. Every time you pull back the curtain to give a glimpse of that place I send a prayer for you.

Cottage and Broome said...

A beautiful photo and sentiment. I hope you are well, Laura

Lorraine said...

Healing is always painful. I like the verse you shared. It makes me think of what a encouragement we are to others who share similar grief.

Betsy Adams said...

That is so true... Nobody can experience grief that someone else is going through UNLESS they have gone through it themselves.

Hugs,
Betsy

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

A place to get lost in for sure...xox

Danielle said...

Very well said. I am missing my Dad a lot today. Love your header.

Johanna said...

Hi Snap,
a wonderful place with serenity and peace. But to heal a loss one need other humans. Time heals all wounds, but it lasts long. I wish you a good mood, good friends and a feeling for the miracles of Christmas time.
Hugs and greetings, Johanna

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Grief, that quote really defines it. We walk through life thinking we have problems...until that day when we lose a Beloved. We go to a place that we had no idea would be so difficult to recover from.

This photograph so defines grief. I believe that once we have recovered from losing that special soul, when we know someone else we care about is recovering, we immediately remember that place, that feeling, that compassion.

You have been such an inspiration to me.

Karen

Marie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! This is a very good, comforting post.

lulumusing said...

A beautiful quote. Though you may have sadness in your heart, I love the smile on your face and the way you fill your life.

Barb said...

Remembering and grieving. I hope you are surrounded by people you love and places that bring you peace.