Category Archives: loss

Some things cannot be fixed; they can only be carried. ~Megan Devine

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Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it. ~Maya Angelou

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Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on … Continue reading

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Some of us think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~Hermann Hesse

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We all have a room within us, in which we keep the things we have loved deeply, intensely, passionately, but lost forever. My room is full of you. Just you. ~Nikita Gill

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I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process. ~C.S. Lewis (A Grief Observed)

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I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a … Continue reading

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I tell my piano the things I used to tell you.~Chopin

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Sometimes I miss you the way someone drowning remembers the air.~Tim Seibles

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So I let her go, for it was unfair of me to keep her. It was the hardest thing I’d ever done but I knew it was right. She was a bird I had caged that had forgotten how to … Continue reading

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