Ep. 8 Continuing Relationships After Death
Inspired by the anniversary of Laura’s dad’s passing, we’re talking today about how we can maintain and nourish relationships with loved ones who have passed away. Laura shares how she has stayed close to her dad and some profound experiences she has had.
We also discuss how to develop relationships with family members we never met in life by learning about them and how that can help us recognize their continued presence in our lives today.
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Laura's favorite thing: A beautiful painting by the artist Annie Henrie Nader. It's titled "Angels Among Us."
Kristin's favorite thing: A fabulous book by Chris Cleave called, "Everyone Brave is Forgiven."
Letter on Grief
“My very dear Alan,
I know your sorrow. And I know that for the likes of us, there is no ease for the heart to be had from words or reason and that in the very assurance of sorrow’s fading, there is more sorrow. So I offer you only my deeply affectionate and compassionate thoughts and wish for you only that the strange thing may never fail you, whatever it is that gives us the strength to live on and on with our wounds.
-Samuel Beckett letter on grief to Alan Schneider
Our friend Natalie's tender and profound thoughts she shared with us for this episode
You can find more of Natalie's writings and beautiful thoughts at http://searchingforprimrose.blogspot.com/
Wow what a beautiful and tender topic. We really hope that this episode helped you feel peace, comfort or inspired you to cultivate those very special relationships with those who have passed away. We hope they can continue to be a very special part of your life as the years go on.
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