Joy and grief can live side by side; the roller coaster ride we go on when we are experiencing grief is proof of that. The whole idea that we need closure in order to move on is something that is not necessarily true. Whether for ourselves or perhaps when we are trying to help others, we sometimes make people choose between the two emotions, instead of allowing them both to co-exist.
This excellent TED talk says it all beautifully.
I love when she says at the end, “It’s the shadows that give depth”.
So true and very powerful. What part resonated with you?