Ger42: so much tragedy and sorrow and loss in your life. I'm very sorry.
I work part-time at a funeral home, and all I can say is that most people don't mean to be cruel. They mean well, and they are trying so very hard to find words of consolation. That's very difficult, and so we all sometimes resort to platitudes that we've heard and hope that our feelings of sorrow are conveyed. This evening, we're having a visitation for a 20-year-old young man who died unexpectedly while using a treadmill at a local fitness center. What one earth does one say to his mother and father?
I must say, though, that I cringe every time the news media start talking about
"the healing process" after a family suffers a tragedy. Certain losses never "heal."
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