It’s something everyone experiences at one
point in their life. Some may experience it
just that one time; some too many times to
even like to count. Regardless of how many
times it is experienced, it is something that
is unforgettable, that may never be
understood but pondered over nonetheless.
It is often said that the cure for grief is
acceptance. The grieving person may go
through a stage of anger, of disbelief, of
confusion, but in order to move on, he or she
must finally accept the death, whether it is
someone or something. Mentally knowing
what had happened is not equivalent to
accepting it in your mind and heart.
Time is not a cure. In fact, for some, time
may even create more of a burden. For the
most part anyway, time does seem to dampen
the hurt that people feel immediately after
the news. However, time will remain to be
torturous until the grief is finally accepted.
Acknowledging the state of others is always
crucial in helping others bypass their grief.
How would you feel if you were grieving, and
the world continued entirely as if nothing had
happened? How would you feel if you ran into
someone who knew the person who had passed
away or someone who knew what you were
experiencing and he or she acted as if things
were perfectly fine? How would you feel if
someone dismissed the occurrence? Wouldn’t
you feel infuriated? Even if you can’t
empathize with someone, in the very least,
you should sympathize with them, even if it
seems like they need their space, and be
genuine about it.
The following are personal favorite tracks
when I’m really depressed or grieving:
If you’re personally grieving, I hope you feel warmth
in the midst of the empty, cold hollowness you may
feel in your heart. I hope these tracks dampen or
heighten it before dampening the hurt like they
have for me.