Sadness (reading from The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie)

Ultimately, to grieve our losses means to surrender to our feelings.
So many of us have lost so much, said so many good-byes, have been through so many changes. We may want to hold back the tides of change, not because the change isn’t good, but because we have had so much change, so much loss.
Sometimes, when we are in the midst of pain and grief, we become shortsighted, like members of a tribe described in the movie
Out of Africa.
“If you put them in priseon”, one character said, describignn this tribe, “they die”.
“Why/” asked another character. “Because they can’t grasp the idea that they’ll be let out one day. They thik it’s permanent, so they die.”

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