#30daysofmourning Day 4 I love you, and this really long post is particularly important for me to say on this day of funeral ceremony for George Floyd. We are all in grief over our individual and collective losses.Many of us are stuffing what we’re feeling right now. people are telling me they don’t know what to […]
SomeONE or someTHING we love dies. We grieve (internal feelings). Maybe we mourn (external sharing). Let’s mourn together. Who are we mourning today? Today I am grieving and mourning Valentina Blackhorse, 28, who dreamed of leading the Navajo Nation. She died on April 23, one day after the she tested positive for the Coronavirus. The
SomeONE or someTHING we love dies. We grieve (internal feelings). Maybe we mourn (external sharing). Let’s mourn together. WHO are we mourning today? Today I am grieving and mourning George Floyd and hoping he’s hugging his mom. WHAT are we mourning today? Today I am grieving and mourning what seems like the death of collective
SomeONE or someTHING dies. We grieve (which is internal). Maybe we mourn (which is external). We are all grieving, even if we aren’t talking about it. Grief describes all of the internal emotions we feel when we’ve lost someone or something precious to us. We’re grieving loved ones who have passed. We’re grieving feeling safe.
When the US Coronavirus death toll reached 100,000 in late May, I was overcome with sadness. I wondered how high the numbers must be when we include the grieving loved ones of those who’ve died. And in a time when it’s dangerous to gather to memorialize them, I thought, how will they mourn? Who will
Hi. I’m Karen Austin. Talking about death is my jam. It’s my thing. Well. Death and grief. And mourning. And all the inherent shit, including the gifts, that death brings to life. Am I batshit crazy? No. Death chose me, and I decided—instead of fighting it—to just let it move in and have its way