Enduring Grief, Loss and Love
Generally, people strive for routine and predictability in life. Day to day variations in a schedule, for example, traffic congestion or unexpected visitors, do not break the patterns we establish. Even larger interruptions to our routine, like the upset of an injury or an illness, only modify the norms we come to expect in a small or temporary way. Yet, the loss of someone close to us produces a full stop. The loss of someone close places a marker in our life story, with a distinct before and a distinct after. Enduring grief, loss and love, changes us. We have