Here is something that has happened far too often: I’m plugging away at a project — maybe it’s a pitch deck, a proposal, or a Medium post — and I’m feeling super productive when “ding” a notification pops up on my screen or phone.
While I do agree with you that everyone experiences grief differently, in my life it has become a division of those who HAVE experienced a death of a loved one and those who haven’t. I feel an affinity with those who have lost a loved one and feel we share one thing — grief. It doesn’t matter how we experience it or express it, we share grief.
I love your honesty in this so much. I appreciate it both as someone whose lost loved ones and someone who knows people who have lost loved ones. Sometimes I even forget how to react, even though I’ve gone through grief. I so appreciated your reminder that people need their own needs, and those look different to different people.