Death and loss in life are fixed realities. Because they are, humans grieve. To grieve is more involved then sorting out thoughts, trying to make sense of what has happened, and coping with the accompanying pain and awkwardness. Rather, there is excavation to do. Some things lie hidden in grief, and only those who take time and make efforts to quarry, mine and search are likely to unearth that which may nurture human maturity. It is that to grieve is not a pointless pursuit. Moreover, to grieve is a mortal’s project that can reveal what ought to be learned upon the burden of loss.
When friends and family begin to lag behind, and the world outside leaves you to sit alone, may this humble book become comforting company on your grieving journey.