“When will this pain be over? When can I turn the corner? When is it going to shift?” I asked a friend. He said, “it’s just going to take time and distance.”

His response echoed in me for a long time. How much time? How much distance? What will it take? For me it was more about distance. How far I was I willing to go going into the depths of grief.

Benjamin Pinterst cornerIn doing so I realized that there are no corners. Grief isn’t linear. It expands in all direction. So does my compassion, my love and my meaning. It expands in all directions, too. That’s what it means by going the distance for me.


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