Posted by: Kathy | January 29, 2013

Blanket of Grief

Grief is like a fog, blanketing every aspect of life, seeping into even the smallest of cracks and spaces. Surrounded by grief’s thick, smokey grey clouds, you inch your way through life, blinded and disoriented. There are times when you feel its presence nearing. Rolling in off the shores of pain and loss, you wait for grief to encircle you. But other times you awake engulfed by grief, its weight pressing against you from every side. Even when the days brighten, the fog of grief can linger in the heart’s deepest crevices.


  1. The next door neighbor came aknockin’ yesterday. As soon as I opened the door he burst into tears, his mother had passed away.

    We had been talking of her illness so it wasn’t a surprise. My heart went out to him in his grief and pain and bewilderment.

    Just as my heart goes out to you Kathy, in the painful path you walk. May your grief lessen with each passing day.

    Blessings ~ Maxi

    • Thank you Maxi. I’m so sorry for your neighbor’s loss. I wish him all the best as he deals with his loss and the grief that follows. Take care

  2. Well done!

    • Thank you, Bonnie 🙂

  3. Great entry Kathy, always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts

    • Thank you. Yes, you’re so right – always in our thoughts, forever in our hearts. Take care.

  4. Beautifully written Kathy. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    • Thank you so much. Take care.

  5. Your words are so eloquent and relatable…

    • Thank you Denise. 🙂

  6. This exact thing has been on my mind lately… Thanks for sharing this, it is poetry.

    • Thanks for your comment. Grief comes and goes, but it seems to always be under the surface. I hope all is well with you. Take care.

  7. You put into words what I feel as well, lost my mom and mother-in-law this past year to cancer. Walking alongside you…Diana

    • Hi Diana. I am sorry you lost both your mom and mother-in-law to cancer. It is such an awful disease. Know that you are not alone in your journey of grief and healing. Take care.

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