Grief, Woman, and Song
Here’s who I am: a woman, a mom, a widow, a singer, a performer, an artist, and an expert griever.
So, I'm going out on a limb here. I'm coming out of the closet. I've been reluctant to share with you just how deeply I'm still grieving. Why? Because people don't want to hear it. We, as a society are not comfortable with grief, are we. If we can't fix it, we're flummoxed on just what to do.
The grieving doesn't end at the funeral! Yes, yes, everyone shares their stories and has a good laugh and a good cry. And, all of that support and camaraderie is wonderful. And, then it's gone. And, then it's silent. And, then everyone moves on. And, you don't. And, you STILL need to talk and let out the steam. For the griever, AFTER the funeral is when the grieving really starts.