Creativity and Grief
We’ve been on hiatus here at Make it Bittersweet. Not a planned hiatus, but Mary and I have both suffered losses recently and have found it incredibly difficult to be creative and “on” while grieving.
Grieving can be such an all encompassing thing. Riding that wave up and down…feeling a bit OK and then absolutely NOT. You always hear that time heals things. I’m not quite sure about that. The waves of grief come less frequently, but I think that they never go away. That’s just the cost of love.
It’s only been recently that both of us have started to be ready to dive in and get creating again…in fact, we’re both craving it now. We’re both excited to get back and see what new and beautiful things are to come.
Thank you for these words on writing about grief. I have been kpeineg a journal for several years now, but before I started this I had already lost or thrown out the diaries I kept as a child. My sister died age 7 in 1980, so I would have liked to be able to look back on what I wrote as I was growing up. I recently decided to start writing a book about my journey through her death and my healing journey to the present and I found it hard going! It’s still on my to do’ list, although, having written only a few pages, has slipped off the top of the pile. If you have any tips for me, I’d appreciate them!