Quotes on Grief and Loss Archive

Scars on the Soul

“The worst type of crying wasn’t the kind everyone could see–the wailing on street corners, the tearing at clothes. No, the worst kind happened when your soul wept and no matter what you did, there was no way to comfort it. A section withered ...Read More

Your Name is on My Lips

“Your lingering presence erodes me. Heartbeat by heartbeat. Cell by aging cell. Washing away any sense of self I ever had. Intruding into a nothingness I’ve struggled to find the pieces to fill. A jar filled with stones, piled with pebbles, topped with sand, ...Read More

Grief’s Doctoral Program

“Maybe this is a second doctoral program: advanced learning about life, death, marriage, mothering, family, faith, patience, prayer. My degree will be ‘Doctor of Life,’ and I will be in good company. So many of us earn our ‘Doctor of Life’ degrees.” Christina G. ...Read More

Grief’s Dirty Secret

“The dirty secret she’d learned about grief was that nobody wanted to hear about your loss a week after the funeral. People you’d once considered friends would turn their heads in church or cross to another side of a shopping mall to avoid the ...Read More

Grief’s Capacity for Love

“Those who have endured the scars of life, sorrows of the Heart, the grief of loss, pain of body, mind or spirit, and have fathomed the unexplainable sufferings of life have the greatest capacity to Love and live a joyful life by opening their ...Read More