Not my writing but I felt it appropriate:
This story has been moving millions around the world. #Tahlequah is every #grieving #mum.
Day 10. The female orcas are now taking turns helping the Mama Orca carry her dead baby across the sea… so the grieving Mama Orca can eat and rest.
This is grief. This is love. This is true, compassionate grief support.
THIS – THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE.
Sadly this is not usually the kind of grief support the brokenhearted receive in our grief illiterate culture.
This is such a heartbreakingly beautiful visual of love and support. The orcas are showing us how it should be done. Step in. Show up. Lead with your heart. Feel your friend’s broken heart. Let it break you open. Carry each other’s burdens. Grief shared is grief divided. Your friend or family member needs you— more than you know. Literally step in, show up, and help carry the weight of grief. It’s too heavy for one person to carry alone.
The female Orcas are literally carrying this mama’s 400 pound dead baby across the ocean WITH her and FOR her. I have never before seen such a beautiful display of solidarity. Of community. Of compassion. Of love. This is how we need to support our grieving, heartbroken friends.
My wish is that every grieving person in the world would feel THIS supported, loved, held— carried.
It pains me to know this kind of support is not the norm for most grieving people.
We need to do better.
We can do better.
We MUST do better.
FULL ARTICLE: http://www.abedformyheart.com/I-will-carry-you/
#grief #loss #abedformyheart #loveneverdies