"Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim." – Vicki Harrison
I’m a member of a fraternity no man ever wants to join. Membership lasts a lifetime, and although there are no dues, the cost to enter comes at the heaviest emotional price.
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I can see how my thinking has evolved since those first few awful months. Early on, I realized that in order to swim back to the surface and breathe again, I’d have to get to where this was about me and not just her anymore. I thought, “Yes, I’m stuck in the mud, overwhelmed with feelings of emptiness, confusion and fear about my ability to recover. But I won’t recover unless I stop analyzing what actually happened to her and focus on what’s best for me.”
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No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man. — Heraclitus
Heraclitus was a Greek philosopher from about 500 BC, who viewed permanence as an illusion because the world is in a constant state of change. Some changes within us come gradually and subtly over time and some can be thrust upon us instantly and with no warning.
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