In life, grief can look like a lot of things that bear little resemblance to sharp sorrow.
Grief may be a thing we all have in common, but it looks different on everyone.
It isn't just death we have to grieve...it's life...it's loss...it's change.
And when we wonder why it has to suck so much sometimes...has to hurt so bad...the thing we gotta try to remember is that it can turn on a dime.
That's how you stay alive. When it hurts so much that you can't breathe. That's how you survive.
By remembering that one day...somehow...impossibly...you won't feel this way. It won't hurt this much.
Grief comes in it's own time for everyone. In it's own way.
So the best we can do...the best anyone can do...is try for honesty.
The really crappy thing...the very worst part of grief...is that you can't control it.
The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes.
And let it go when we can.
The very worst part is that the minute you think you're past it...it starts all over again.
And always...every time...it takes your breath away.
There are five stages of grief. They look different on all of us but there are always five.