Friday, September 12, 2008
One Minute I'm Okay...
"We can go from feeling okay to feeling devastated in a minute without warning. We can have mood swings that are hard for anyone around us to comprehend, because even we don't understand them. One minute we are okay. The next we're in tears. That is how grief works.
We can touch the pain directly for only so long until we have to back away. We think about work, get momentarily distracted in something else, process the feelings, and go for more. If we did not go back and forth emotionally, we could never have the strength to find peace in our loss."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, On Grief and Grieving