i think the craziest thing about death and grief is that life continues moving around you regardless. i’ve watched myself and others close to me experience crippling sadness over a loss, but despite the fact that life FEELS like it stops, the world still changes and buzzes around you. you can pretend the world is ending, or you can adapt with it. i had a friend tell me that if one of her parents died she’d go insane and never come back. and it’s odd, because trying to imagine that immense amount of grief is overwhelming, and insanity seems like a viable result. but when you consider the cycle of life, the cycle of grieving must be considered as well. everything comes full circle. anyhow this is just something to think about, it’s helped me in the process of accepting death and it helps to reflect on when the void in your heart feels unbearable.