Good Links on Grief

Here are a few links and resources on Grief. I will add whenever I find a good link that I feel deals with grief in a constructive way, if that ever is possible!

The Good Grief Project Mainly for parents who lost a child / children, but really helpful for anyone who is bereaved, with some unbelievably amazing films!

Cruse Bereavement Care I can really recommend them. Even though unfortunately it is set up like a counseling service run by volunteers with its usual 6 – 8 sessions, my experience has been really good while I was extremely traumatized.

My number 1 favourite poem on grief, I have used for the first “video” I made for my brother, here read by Julie Harris who received a Tony Award for her one woman show on Emily Dickinson:

I Measure Every Grief I Meet

With analytic eyes –
I wonder if It weighs like Mine –
Or has an Easier size.

I wonder if They bore it long –
Or did it just begin –
I could not tell the Date of Mine –
It feels so old a pain –

I wonder if it hurts to live –
And if They have to try –
And whether – could They choose between –
It would not be – to die –

I note that Some – gone patient long –
At length, renew their smile –
An imitation of a Light
That has so little Oil –

I wonder if when Years have heeps–
Some Thousands – on the Harm –
That hurt them early – such a lapse
Could give them any Balm –

Or would they go on aching still
Through Centuries of Nerve –
Enlightened to a larger Pain –
In Contrast with the Love –

The Grieved – are many – I am told –
There is the various Cause –
Death – is but one – and comes but once –
And only nails the eyes –

There’s Grief of Want – and grief of Cold –
A sort they call “Despair” –
There’s Banishment from native Eyes –
In sight of Native Air –

And though I may not guess –
Correctly – yet to me
A piercing Comfort it affords
In passing Calvary –

To note the fashions – of the Cross –
And how they’re mostly worn –
Still fascinated to presume
That Some – are like my own –

— Emily Dickinson

 

For my brother

More links on grief, bereavement, loss and life and love for our loved ones to come…..

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