Hollowed by grief

2 02 2012

Street art: Aberdeen St, Perth. Western Australia.

Another day when grief sweeps in seemingly out of nowhere. I know it is a process to work through and bits will come when I am ready but I don’t feel ready. Grief halts for no one. Sorrow is not confined to the emotional realm, it has a physical sensation too. It’s an internal tender wound. People are scared to talk about it. I’m scared to feel just how deep it runs. Today I feel hollow – more than that – hollowed out. My insides have been scooped and scraped and there is a void left within. Grief’s best friend is paradox – I thought a hollow object would be lighter and more buoyant.

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7 responses

3 02 2012
Gilly Gee

Could you try to find a few tiny ways of filling the void?

3 02 2012
Louise

No, it is fine, honestly. It comes and goes and I just let it happen. Today I’m in a different place and feel okay. The ebb and flow is quite strange but it’s easier to go with the current than against it.

3 02 2012
Cee Neuner

Such an interesting piece of art. Well photographed!! Love your writing too! Hugs to both of you.

3 02 2012
Kel

the sculpture really shows what your words say
a hollow object can indeed be very heavy
the sculpture is perhaps also showing the importance of simply sitting with what is
may you find a supportive seat today

5 02 2012
J Cosmo Newbery

Grief is a very personal thing. You never really lose it; the best you can usually manage is to compartmentalize it. Parallel lives.
Great picture for the topic.

11 02 2012
weavers journaler

Grief – deep, inexpressible feelings expressed in a piece of sculpture! Wonderful street art, saying things for you and me, and everyone feeling empty in some way…
This post, your writing and the photo makes me realise just how important art in public places is – helps us all feel our feelings… and find ways to express them to each other! Thanks Louise

11 02 2012
Louise

It helps to find something external, something tangible to make sense of what i’m feeling. This one was perfect.

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