grief and despair

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Anniversaries can be hard. A twentieth anniversary after nearly two years of worldwide sorrow and loss is going to be hard.

Some of us can not look away from the images and footage. Some of us can’t bear to see it again. Some of us fall somewhere in the middle of that.

Please be kind to yourself and others today, Readers. We are all hurting. We are all grieving the loss of so many in these last two years. Today, as we remember lives lost twenty years ago, remember that it is okay for you to withdraw, protect yourself. Find time to grieve.

But, find time to laugh too. Find time to smile and be with loved ones (as safely as you can). Reach out, talk with people who love you. Don’t let despair take root inside you.

I published a poem on Ko-Fi this morning.

grief is a dragon

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