Grief Is Like A Haircut


My daughter and I were talking the other day about how we think we’re doing “fine” with the grief thing. And then wham! A crying spell washes over us.

Right now, it comes every three or four days.

“Afterwards,” I told her, “life feels so good that I’m apt to think, ‘Whew! Things are starting to look good.’”

“You can’t trust it,” she said. “It’s like a haircut. Just when you think it’s looking good, you need another one.”

I think she has a point.

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One Response to “Grief Is Like A Haircut”

  1. Age Austin Says:

    I understand what you mean. Both of my parents passed away within the last two and 1/2 years. However, the difference for me (I’m being {too} literal…) is that when I need a haircut, I have been staring at my hair obsessively for a while. When the grief hits, it can be out of nowhere.

    After my father died I felt so sad for my mother; She lost her best friend and soul mate. When she died, that extreme sadness dissolved into a different kind of grief. It was as if I knew that they were together again. I can only imagine the pain of losing a partner.

    Was this an unexpected loss?

    My blessings to you and your family.

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