There’s no one way to Grieve

A superb commentary on how each of us, in our own way, at our own pace, deals with and copes with grief, and accepts, or doesn’t accept the loss of a loved one.  After losing my father last year, I too continue to ‘sort out’ and ‘dig deep’ to find a place where his absence in my life does not feel still so raw.

For the first three years after my beloved brother’s death, I could not bear to say his name out loud or look at a picture of him. So it was with both compassion and dread that I read Sheryl Sandberg’s new book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy, which describes her life…

via My experience of grief looks nothing like Sheryl Sandberg’s — Quartz

Culture Wars & Appropriation 

I understand the power imbalance of different groups, I get it, but I also support and encourage creativity, imagination and the power of storytelling. These traits belong to all humans, and I am of the opinion that we have evolved as a species through the borrowing, bartering and yes, the bastardization of cultural and social ‘aartifacts’.   If you are offended by something written, painted, said, etc., you have the right, and a myriad of forums to offer your reaction.  I have the right, and the forums to provide my perspective as well. 

‘Really tiring’: Indigenous writer says ‘appropriation prize’ op-ed is proof more needs to be done

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/cultural-appropriation-media-1.4114158

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