Thank you all for your kinds words in response the last post and all the times before.  I sorta figured I’d lost everyone when I took a break from posting, but I just didn’t have it in me for a while there.  Thanks for sticking with me.

Last week I read this book review of “The Other Side of Sadness”, by George A. Bonanno and I’m looking forward to reading the book itself.

The parts that that really popped out for me were:

-“His conclusion: the bereaved are far more resilient than anyone — including Freud, and the bereaved themselves — would ever have imagined.”


-“People can be sad at times, fine at other times. The level of fluctuation is ‘nothing short of spectacular’; the prevalence of joy is ‘striking.'”

In my experience all of that is exactly true.  I’ll let you know what I think when I get the book in hand and finish it off.