Loss

At some point in our lives, we will experience loss. People often say that it doesn’t get easier, but that over time you learn how to handle your grief differently, as everyone has their own ways of dealing with the loss of a loved one.

As someone who recently lost a loved one, I can definitely say that this rings true. A year can go by, yet it feels like you only lost them yesterday. Grief is the sort of feeling that never leaves you, you just learn how to handle it differently as the days go by. Apart from being around loved ones and doing things that I love (like going to gigs, travelling, etc), I’ve found that music and reading have really helped. I stumbled across a poem which really struck a chord with me today – it serves as a reminder that even when we lose someone, you never lose the memory of how much they mean to you:

‘Look for me in Rainbows’ 

Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.
In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.
In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,
Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.

It won’t be forever, the day will come and then
My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye;
Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.
Every waking moment, and all your whole life through
Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,
And I’ll be there with you.

– Conn Bernard 

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