Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Mourn -

Joan Didion who wrote "The Year of Magical Thinking" about the death of her husband and illness of her daughter, said this in an interview.
I think I said that grief is passive. It creeps over you in those famous waves, you know, whereas mourning is an active process of remembering, reliving the good and the bad, and defanging it in a way. Until you have examined all those memories, they don't lose their power to undo you.

I find it interesting to realize that each morning when I type Good Morning, I also image Good Mourning, since when you get to my age, there is always something to mourn as well as celebrate.  I try to live in the honoring each day of joy and pain, the balancing of the whole.


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