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Small Mournings

Mourning is about adapting to new circumstances.

There are changes in life that can cause us to feel down or off for a while. The change could be a friend moving away, or a change to our daily routine. Many of us saw that second one due to COVID19.

Most of my life, I thought “mourning” was specifically about the death of a loved one. However, a recent experience got me reconsidering what mourning is. Now I recognize that the death of a loved one is just one example from a larger category: “changes in life.”

The change doesn’t have to be all bad. One can move to a better place, and still mourn the familiar old place.

Mourning is just a mental adjustment process. It hurts, like torn skin after an abrasion. No matter how you take care of the wound, the healing takes time.

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