What does grief look like?

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Grief looks like a windswept dune, sand grains pausing then stinging as they are blown first in one direction then another. Sometimes the pattern changes so fast; sometimes it lingers for far too long.

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Grief is the chill wind, unexpected after a first warm day at the beginning of spring, blowing away the promise of comfort, hope unachieved then found anew.

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Grief is the journey, full of sorrow with moments of grace and hope. Traveling mercies.

IMG_5389 - Version 2Photos from Ocracoke, NC, Salem, NC and Well of Mercy, Harmony, NC. Grief thoughts from Writing Toward Healing symposium, March 22, 2014 at Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Winston-Salem, NC

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