The following is a beautiful post about grieving written by the gifted actor and writer, Christopher Walken. Christopher talks about keeping the person that you lost in the warmth of your heart and how that person will be a part of you always.
“Someday, you will be faced with the reality of loss. And as life goes on, days rolling into nights, it will become clear that you never really stop missing someone special who’s gone, you just learn to live around the gaping hole of their absence. When you lose someone you can’t imagine living without, your heart breaks wide open, and the bad news is you never completely get over the loss. You will never forget them. However, in a backwards way, this is also the good news. They will live on in the warmth of your broken heart that doesn’t fully heal back up, and you will continue to grow and experience life, even with your wound. It’s like badly breaking an ankle that never heals perfectly, and that still hurts when you dance, but you dance anyway with a slight limp, and this limp just adds to the depth of your performance and the authenticity of your character. The people that you lose remain a part of you. Remember them and always cherish the food moments spent with them.”
Thank you Mr. Walken for writing this and for sharing it with those who are grieving over the loss of someone they loved.