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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 03:58 PM
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I donít know how the world can even contain so much grief.
I read a news story today.

Does it even matter what it was? No matter how terrible and devastating, there are a million more stories just like it or worse that didnít make it onto AOLís front pageóso much meaningless horror. This is our world.

Iíve been crying on and off all day and I canít wait to get home and hug my little boy.

How do we do it? How do walk around and talk about bullshit and do our jobs and watch tv and post our little updates on facebook? How are we all not doubled over with unstoppable tears every goddamned minute of the day? How do we see the things going on around us, how do we know about these things and just continue?

And my whole office saw the same news story. Why isnít everyone crying? Why arenít we all crying every day?
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:09 PM
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1. It's the indomitable nature of the human spirit. Or our short attention spans.
We all have to function in order to appreciate the good bits of life, right? And those good parts are what we're here for. (Or that's my approximation of a purpose, anyway.)
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 04:22 PM
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2. Sometimes the way people handle grief teaches others...
important lessons in how to handle grief themselves.

And grief is relative..once a Doctor explained to me that a women might
be forever grieving because she broke a fingernail on her wedding day and
another woman turn a tragic death in her family into positive action
and a tribute to the loved one.

PS...I know how much you love that little guy and he knows it, too.


Tikki
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