Grief: The Journey Of Suzanne Finnamore's Perspective

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Imagine this, you're ten years old again, you find yourself at a playground. You scope it out and come upon this colossal slide. The tunnel is daunting, far reaching and winding, the expedition seems skyscraping. Apprehensive, your journey begins. Up the stairs you ascend, they feel foreign under your tiny feet. Making it to the peak, you see the horizon. It is miniscule, circular in shape and it is projecting a beam of light. You take the plunge into the tunnel. It is an enclosed horrifying darkness. The end feels nonexistent, you are frightened. Feeling overwhelmed, you panic. Finally, just as it begins to be too much, you make it to the bottom, inhaling the fresh air you feel relieved. Now imagine you're stuck. Stuck climbing up the stairs, working your way to the top and through the tunnel reaching the end over and over only to start back at the beginning, repeating the process for eternity. Grief is like this, ceaseless. Overall, I believe Suzanne Finnamore put it best when she said, "Grief is a circular, irrational process with no discernible rhythm or timetable." Much like the tunnel of the slide, grief is not linear, and the only way out is through. As you may know, grief accompanies a significant loss, like the death of a loved one. Many people assume that grief follows a definitive guideline, that it has a…show more content…
It allows you to point blame at people, who you know in your heart are not to blame. But, somehow in some unexplainable way this anger associated with grief allows you to focus your fears somewhere else for a little while, giving you time to cope. You may become enraged at God for having the power to stop something bad from happening, and allowing it to happen anyways. You may be furious with someone who may have caused the tragedy. Or, worst of all you may resent the loved one you lost for leaving you alone, without a goodbye. During this period you may ask "Why them?", or "Why

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