Tag Archives: Grief

Treat Grief Like a Guest

An excerpt from Lost Lake, by Sarah Addison Allen:

“Eby knew all too well that there was a fine line when it came to grief.  If you ignore it, it goes away, but then it comes back when you least expect it.  If you let it stay, if you make a place for it in your life, it gets too comfortable and it never leaves.  It was best to treat grief like a guest.  You acknowledge it, you cater to it, then you send it on its way.”

Sorry to share yet another passage about grief, but I LOVE this!  In my experience, it is true.  I read this book last week and the passage just stayed with me.  My review will be up next week, at Chick Lit Plus.


CLP: The Grief of Glee

The Grief of Glee

Watching Glee has always put me in a good.  How can you not smile at the joy the cast radiates when they’re belting out a tune?   There’s nothing gleeful about grief, however.  Grief is the price you pay for love, and we all loved Finn – and by extension the actor who played him, Cory Monteith.  The actor’s death hit me surprisingly hard.  I should probably note that my little brother passed away in May.  At the time I heard the news about Monteith, I wasn’t even close to recovering from my own loss.  I’m sure this contributed to my investment in this episode.

I watched “The Quarterback” episode for the first time alone, because I was certain that I’d be emotional.   I also wanted to preview it, before deciding whether or not to let my kids (ages 12and 9) watch.   Continue reading at Chick Lit Plus…