A Quote About Grief

What lovely words from American novelist Anne Lamott:

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”

– Anne Lamott

I have a client who, after 20 years post losing a child, stated to me, “I have a very deep crack in my heart and my sorrow can be immediate and raw when I get triggered in grief. But the same crack allows the good to come in and my moments of joy are profound.”

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4 thoughts on “A Quote About Grief”

  1. Such kind and affirming descriptions of grief. Anne Lamont has become one of my favourite authors to be read over and over again. Much like your writing each day, it’s like sitting at the kitchen table talking over things with a trusted friend.


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