I have experienced much grief over the last week, as I know so many of us have. There have been other emotions, too—anger at the horrific acts of violence and terrorism, heartbreak for the lives that ended too soon, and fear about what the future holds.
What has stayed, though, is grief. Grief for those in unimaginable pain. Grief for those who have lost children, parents, partners, and neighbors.
Grief is profound and powerful, and it can seize you entirely, leaving you gasping for air. It has the uncanny ability to halt us in our tracks, reshaping the very landscape of our lives, both in an instant and over long stretches of time.