How does one manage grief? This is seldom answered with any intelligence in a Sunday morning sermon or an afternoon talk show.
“Talk to me about the truth of religion and I’ll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I’ll listen submissively. But don’t talking to me about the consolation of religion or I shall suspect that you don’t understand.” (A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis, Harper One Publishing, 1960, Pg. 25)
After my father’s death, a friend recommended the book, “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis.
The book is the compilation of notes made by Lewis over a period of time after the death of his wife, Joy. Lewis does not prescribe a resolution he merely permits you a window on the process of grieving as he experienced it. You discover that his process, emotions, and timelines are much like your own.