Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Grief is isolating, but community can help

[W]hile our experience of death was unique, the experience of grieving, of living with grief, of living with death, was universal. I was isolated by my grief for many reasons—my age, the circumstances, the mystery—but I had come to see how everyone is isolated by grief; how grief sends you spiraling inside yourself and how only you can find a way out. And the way out, as my parents discovered, was by finding support and community in other people.
David Kushner, Alligator Candy: A Memoir (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016), ch. 33.

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