GriefSpace is an online gallery space that welcomes pilgrims. I will share thoughts, readings, and resources I've have found helpful in facing end-of-life issues and in grief work. Just as in an art museum, we will have visiting and permanent exhibits for your viewing. I invite readers and visitors to GriefSpace as if it were in a gallery to linger, view, contemplate and be inspired.
I look forward to hearing from you here.
Memorial Community Project
Letters from Readers
Sharing the Loss of a Close Friend
An experience of a close friend’s death is not one that at some point you lay down. There are gifts to be found by staying with the grief and the loss, the emptiness that will never be filled and the laugh that will never be heard again. And you found a way to meaning, and way to share your experience with others, to make of loss a cornucopia of compassion and healing, the alchemy that turns tears to gold and grief back into love. Your beautiful story of “Buddy’s Bench” would be your vehicle through which to share with others the permission to grieve, and ways to make the grieving process one that enhances our lives, enriches them, and brings us closer to the one we have lost, so that we not only metaphorically stand vigil over their dying, but we find them among us again in their living. Not in the miracle of the flesh resurrected, but in the sacred halls of memory and the chambers of the heart where we touch the life once again.