I've had two deaths of people who have significantly impacted my life in a span of a week. This means that I'll have attended two funerals in two weeks.
Yesterday, I took the entire morning to sit in my bed to just grieve, then went out and did things that brought back joy in my life (yes, that included roaming around Target for an hour and I miraculously didn't buy anything)
I'm putting this post up because it's going to take me a bit more time to respond and create things. It's going to seem ironic because I'm at a Hackathon right now where I'll be creating non-stop for the next 24 hours.
Feel free to snag and share this photo if you need it too.
Take care of you and yourself; there's only one unique and beautiful you ❤️ #loss #love #hope #healing #support #community #death #angel #comfort #selflove #wellness #loveyourself #healthyliving #happy #grief #time
You are the definition of my wings, without you l would be so lost and so broken 💔
It's been nearly 8 years since the devastating time in our lives we lost Dad/Poppy.
I know it turned our lives upside down and hurt us both like hell.
Some days l struggle to be brave when l don't want to pick myself up and I'm feeling weak.
Most of the time l keep a brave front and give it everything to do my best.
Baby girl... you have been my strength, my shoulder to cry on and my best friend to lean on all at once.
Know that it's okay to feel and still feel the pain even if the days and years go by.
In a way, l feel like I'm still just surviving through the pain 💔
Though together while we're here testing out our strengths, learning about resilience, how to cope and overcome...
We are growing, we are healing.
Grief is the last act of love we have to give to those we love....
Where there is deep greif, there was great love 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
#imissyou #grief #loss #strength #motherdaughter #love
M'Bonek Day..!! #loss
Dankä Bruno Ganz.
This great actor has been and is forever going to be my personal theatre-patron-saint. He kind of saved my life a few years ago - without knowing it, of course. If I could have had a free wish from a fairy, it would have been to work with him one day. He died near Zürich yesterday, after being very ill. Thank you for your art. I'm going to miss it.
#brunoganz #artist #actor #loss #sadness
Photo: Christoph Ruckstuhl
Beautiful Boy - 6.5/10 ⭐️’s - review ⬇️ #beautifulboy #beautifulboymovie #pictures #films #movies #drugs #sadness #loss #timotheechalamet #stevecarell #actors #great #performances #amazonstudios
The director of this film has made a movie that needed to be made but I can’t help feel the movie misses the mark. It really didn’t do it for me at all. I walked away not really feeling anything but slightly bored and let down. It has two very strong leads who do a great job at the roles given. The bond between father and son is supposed to be so close and strong but through the scenes chosen for the movie I didn’t feel that come across. There too many long, drawn out, arty scenes which I felt did nothing for the cause.
The film focuses on a teenager who has a great life. Top grades, many talents and a very strong bond with his father but becomes a drug addict for no apparent reason. It doesn’t focus on ‘how’ or ‘why’ but ‘just.’ This is where I feel the film fails some what. When the drugs take control and threatens to destroy his life, his father tries everything he can to save his son and family.
The film is shot quite beautifully. Highlighting the light and darker moments of the film. The film looks very Californian. The brighter scenes look healthy and fresh whilst the darker scenes look more stark and pop art.
All acting in this movie is to a very high standard. The two leads especially. Both actors have some strong scenes but overall I just wasn’t made to feel emotional. I didn’t shed one tear. This type of movie would usually have me in floods of tears (Call Me By Your Name). Steve Carell is brilliant as a serious actor and Timothee Chalamet is just such a bright star!! The movie as a whole just failed to pull me in fully.
I've always told people boxing saved my life, but boxing was just the outlet. My coach saved me. Knowingly or not, he guided me back from the depths of darkness and placed boxing in my hands that would be the tool to find self expression for a child who was too weighed down by life's baggage to know anger from love and survival from actually living. #KeepPunching
On this day no matter where this life has taken me, I train. I sweat for everything I might not have realized had you not come into my life. Every deep breath and step, is one in the direction you started me on towards a destination I will not stop until I reach.
I miss you
#olympicjourney #alwaysandforever #boxing #coach #fightlife #training #athlete #love #loss #remember #life
swipe for the prettiest brown eyes ever
Oh, the number of times I’ve shared my story, and the response has been, “OMG! How are you even functioning right now!?” And then @positivelypresent
assembled this most perfect graphic, and I was like, “This. This is how.” (OK, not really, but you get the point.) Seriously though, I am all the things you’d expect - anxious, sad, depressed, stressed, TIRED. But I’m also positive. Positive that there is life to be lived through loss that is hard, that is painful, but that is GD meaningful. #adayinthelifewithgrief
Ten years ago I had to say goodbye to my beautiful firstborn son. I’ll never stop missing him and I’ll never be the person I was before, but today I’m trying to remember him, not his illness, not his death. This photo is him. A busy, cheeky, adored toddler. Love you forever and a little bit longer, Finlay Thomas.
#love #loss #childhoodcancer #bereavedparent #grief #lifeafterloss
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Don’t let another moment go by 💨
Let me out.
Stop, just stop.
I miss the innocent me,
the one who ran in the children’s playground and played thumb wars instead.
I miss riding a steady, grounded titanic in the middle of the sidewalk
with my hands up in the air! Asking Jack not to die.
Never let go, just let me out.
Let it out, all that I was before the ocean arrived rocking my boat.
From my A’s to my Z’s
let me out.
Just black and white,
my paper and ink.
“Black and white”
In my black and whites,
is where the rubber meets the road,
the color or rebellion.
The absence of “in-between”
The withdrawal from the natural, to encounter my own deal breakers, my own voice, my own standards.
What I am willing to give? What am I unwilling to receive?
No interruptions to my attention. No need to coordinate nor elaborate.
In my black and white, I stop the trend of the day in exchange for my style.
In my black and white, gray thoughts don’t exist.
Reality show as colorblind, it is what it is.
No fighting for it, nor resistance will suffice.
Just black and white,
my paper and ink.