She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.
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Grieving Beneath the Stars: Mourners as Spiritual Teachers

Grieving Beneath the Stars: Mourners as Spiritual Teachers

Jun 22, 2022-- "When I heard my dad was dead, there was a breaking--a shattering inside of me that felt so violent I could almost hear it. I woke up to a knock on my front door in the middle of the night, and sat up in bed, sure something was wrong. It was my older brother. He said he had bad news. "Really bad." And then the words left his mouth: "Dad had a heart attack, and unfortunately, he passed away." Like a bone breaking: Sharp pain, dizziness, disbelief. I couldn't catch my breath for hours." Chloe Zelkha is a leader in the COVID Grief Network, an initiative offering free grief support and community connection to young adults grieving the illness or death of someone with COVID-19. She shares more from her personal experience in this moving piece. (2168 reads)


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