I love C.S. Lewis. His books have inspired me for many years. Today I came across this quote from his book “A Grief Observed.”
I don’t think I had thought about grief in this way but it is so true. I have been washed in fear. Not constantly but over and over. Just when I think it has disappeared it comes again and overwhelms me.
It makes me wonder why fear? What am I afraid of? There is no clear answer. Some things can be seen such as being alone but others are not so obvious. Most of the obvious ones have been dealt with…finances, paperwork, moving, but still the wave comes.
Each time I can feel it tugging at me…wanting to pull me under but then it subsides. Each time it is possible that the pull is less strong but not enough to really feel.
Time will pass. The wave will someday bring memories of love and joy and the fear will recede. I only pray that it continues to lessen with fear and increase with love.
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That’s a profound book. Lewis does such a good job of describing the emotional journey of grief. It does feel like fear.
Yes it does.
It will take time, Suzanne. 💕
Yes I know. At times I let that slide from my mind.
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This book is next on my list! Lately, I’m finding a tiny bit of comfort in memories, where they used to be intense pain. Hugs to you today…
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