Too often when a friend is grieving, we focus on ourselves. Desperate to fix her pain after the death of a loved one, we ask how she is, hoping to inspire a positive response with the tone of our voice or an encouraging look.
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. Louise Erdrich
The ground we stand on looks solid enough, but if something happens, it can drop right out from under you. Haruki Murakami
In the gardens of memory, in the palace of dreams … that is where you and I shall meet. Alice in Wonderland