meredith borders

That’s the thing about grief. No one can ever miss your friend the way that you do. No one knew your friend as you did. That relationship, those memories and the loss you feel when that is all that is left, just memories – that loss is yours alone, and no one can understand it, try as they might. Grief is so isolating; even when surrounded by a room of people who are grieving, too, each of us is alone – we all experienced a different version of those who are gone. We can’t be comforted through well-meaning gestures and loving support. We’re left to process with whatever tools we have within us, and that is all we can do.
—  Meredith Borders