Grief ~ Everything Collapses

It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief.  But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.

~ Colette

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3 thoughts on “Grief ~ Everything Collapses

  1. Everything “collapses.” Just the word’s connotation is perplexing to me as is the word
    “behave,” in the context it is used in.
    Grief is denied in our culture. Suffering loss is to be minimized.
    “Are you over him yet?” “You better yet dearie?’ “Oh you will be better soon, I am sure.”
    I hope you get the picture.

    Remember Truckma!!!!

  2. It is when warmth hits us from an unexpected angle that the walls hiding our grief collapse. We all try to put on a brave face but it is probably healthier to let the grief out so that one day it may subside.

    Nice post and I really like the old picture.

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