Today I’m switching it up a little and doing the prompt from The One-Minute Writer:
Describe grief you have felt in your life: What or who you have lost, what has that felt like, how has that emotion impacted your life?
I’m not sure I do grief, to be perfectly honest. Maybe it sounds inhuman, or at the very least unfeeling, but I feel little in terms of loss; and there have been losses to speak of, but I have never grieved per se. This is why I say that I do not grieve. People die, and life moves on. That is an indisputable truth, and if there is one thing I have always been good at it is moving on with my life. But what if I lost someone really close to me? Would I grieve? Maybe. Would it eat me up? Probably. But I really would prefer if I didn’t have to face that situation any time in the near future, and preferably not at all.
Because if there’s one thing I do not do well, it’s being alone. That, to me, is where I find grief.
being alone not dying .. what Is bringing me grief.
We are so similar here..
It helps to have good friends around, I’m sure.
Most get scared and bail…I’m thankful for people like yourself:)
That’s no surprise – facing a friend’s mortality means facing one’s own. I bet a lot of people aren’t ready for that yet, but it’s never bugged me so much. I prefer to see the person first, as teachers like to say.
im lucky to have you.
🙂 I got your back.
It is an interesting way of looking at it. I agree that I don’t really grieve, I “miss” but don’t grieve. Being alone – that has to be the saddest existence known to man. Way to make them think serious thoughts on two hours of sleep!
Lol I can be a real downer… 😦
I agree though, I do miss people, especially my Uncle and my Grandma. You can’t get those people back.
I’m like that with my grandfather, I miss him but I didn’t really grieve, it was better went he went. I worked in the ICU for years, saw hundreds of people pass….I thought it was just a coping mechanism – or numbness,
Perhaps it’s accelerated acceptance.
Nice play of words!
Thanks, it was totally unintentional! 😀
I don’t think it makes you inhuman. I think it likely makes you an NT (according to Myers-Briggs personality type testing)–the sort of person who notices big pictures more than details, and the sort of person whose thinking patterns are far more logic-driven than feelings-driven. That’s all.
I took a Myers-Briggs once, but I forget how I tested and how the scale works. I will look into that again. I really am a big picture type. Thanks for bringing that up.