You Have The Right To Grieve

There is no shame in grieving. We've managed to make the expression of grief disgraceful and unacceptable. We tell people to be strong and move on and heal and get over it. We silence the mourners, hide them away because it's too terrifying to face the reality of death but it is real and it's not going away. You have the right to grieve, to speak about your loss, to be devastated by it, to break down, to be lost, to struggle, to never move on, to never heal, to love the dead, to post tweets and status updates about your pain. There is no such thing as "too much information" when it comes to loss because you can never say enough. Grieve excessively. Grieve as long as you need even if it lasts your whole life. You have the right to grieve.