I am a real sock nut and enjoy wild and crazy socks. If you notice socks they have two sides as most things do in the bipolar world of ours. The outside of a sock looks awesome – the inside not so much, usually it looks kinda’ ugly, rough and unfinished. But the ugly inside is the reason the sock looks so good on the outside!
Could we say the same about love and grief?
Many folks refer to grief as a burden, as something to recover from, as something to get over as quickly as possible. I heard these and many more derogatory references about grief.
They are decidedly untrue!
Grief happens to be the inside of the love sock. Love looks great, feels, great, smells great and we all tend to fall in love with love don’t we. Well if we have known love we will also know grief- grief is love’s expression turned inside out! If we had not loved deeply we would not be grieving deeply and yet we feel we have to survive, get over, or recover from our grief? Do we feel we need to survive, get over, or recover from our love? Would we ever want our love to end?
Why then this negative relationship with the inside of the love sock? Have a look see for yourself and wonder why this is and why we have come to this conclusion as a culture.
In my world ‘Sad Ain’t Bad’!