I use this photo because I think it resonates so well with me how I feel about grief. I love this photo yet I don’t. It’s a cool fall morning meaning days are getting shorter and colder. I love the summers warmth yet look at all this beauty despite the temps are dropping.
One of the strange but true realities with grief — in fact with life — is that two seemingly opposing feelings can be true simultaneously. So, you can be heartbroken and grateful, crushed and full of love all at the same time. This can be confusing and even exhausting at times. But know that the heart is expansive and can accommodate two realities . . . both are true.