Embracing grief

“NO ONE ever told me that grief felt so like fear,” C S Lewis once wrote, and he was right.

Stepping into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) ward, I tried to remain calm. But what was waiting behind those tinted-glass panels, I wasn’t prepared for. Lying lifelessly on a bed with tubes attached to her body was my beloved aunt, unconscious and quite possibly, brain dead. Having to pace the hallways of a hospital is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone. But grief comes to us all, in one way or another.

“We all deal with loss: jobs lost, loves lost and lives lost. The question is not whether these things will happen. They will, and we will have to face them,” says Sheryl Sandberg in her book titled Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, which she wrote after losing her husband suddenly during a trip to Mexico.

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