Thank you for attending the Storytelling Forum on stories of loss and grief. Below please find some resources we have compiled - and feel free to email Roxanne and Katherine to add your own suggestions!
"The most beautiful gift we can give the grieving is validation.” – Angie Cartwright
“I know why we try to keep the dead alive: we try to keep them alive in order to keep them with us. I also know that if we are to live ourselves there comes a point at which we must relinquish the dead, let them go, keep them dead. ” - Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking
To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. - Mary Oliver
Where Words Fail: Stories of Loss on This American Life
The art of losing isn’t hard to master, says Elizabeth Bishop — poetically.
Katherine’s blog on coping with loss and grief: http://helpingfriendsgrieve.wordpress.com
Online communities and grief:
More on the conversation: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/digital-diary-talking-about-death-online/
Roxanne, on Surprise Grief