"The Circle of Life" - in The Lion King, in songs, in movies, in books and stories. We may think of death and grieving as "way off in the future", yet may be greatly surprised when it crowds into our lives without permission - or forethought.
Yet, the circle goes around and around. We all are born. We all are going to die. Maybe by talking about the whole circle, we can begin to understand a little more that we are are in that circle - each one of us has our own circle.
And, somehow the circle does NOT end even though death changes everything - our relationships with one another; our tie into the world; our stumbling through broken hearts, hoping it will get easier to breathe someday.
So, let's talk...about death, about grieving, about living.