Who is talking out of her head, not only is grief an out of body experience, so is the launching of a book. I have known for a long time, what defines long, in grief? I have known since 2005, that I would need to share my story, but I did not know what that would look like.
Does one want to stand undressed before a crowd? NO.
Susan Shaughnessy said, that perhaps I will look at my suffering as a gift, perhaps not a gift meant for me, but for others, and she would write on the hunch that it may be so. It is hard to view hard times as a gift.
I am writing on the belief that being vulnerable is a strength, not a weakness.
When tragedy strikes, the landscape for those involved is forever changed, but I do believe that there is still incredible beauty to be experienced, that life has a greater purpose and meaning, and my sorrow has thrust me into a desperate longing to be connected with the author of life. On that premise … I have shared from my journals in my writings.
I loved it, my granddaughter thought I must be famous now! Although is that the respect I get?