Jump to content
-->
New Members - Check Your Spam/Junk Folder for Confirmation Email ×

To bereave, a note


her_chrissy

Recommended Posts

  • Members
Michelene

Gripping them close, terrified to lose anything, while living with nothing else left to lose.

 

 

yes

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

"We've been robbed of our closest friends, of our loves, of our futures, and of a deep and irreplaceable piece of ourselves. But unlike with a common theft or a stolen valuable, there is no justice, no answers, no restitution, and no lasting peace from the invisible hand who has robbed us."

How true this is. I am bereaved on many levels.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members
foreverhis

I'm getting ready for the house and garage to be fumigated, so I may be off the forums for a few days.  But I just wanted to say it's nice to "meet" another word/language geek.  My John and I used to "read the dictionary for the plot" according to my mother.  We'd get out my compact full OED to look up a word and be so enamored of that word and the ones around it that we'd still be there 45 minutes later.  He was a CPA and software developer, but his love of language was as strong as mine.  We were well matched that way.  And now our daughter, a French language major, has ended up as the copywriter for a Flipgrid development team.  I guess our love of words rubbed off on her after all because she called the other day and told me that our granddaughter had to come find her when 30 minutes had passed while "Mom, you said you were looking up one word!"

I'm a technical writer, editor, and document designer by profession.  Etymology is fascinating because it shows us how our languages evolved and thus, how society developed.  There's a short exchange in a show (can't remember which off the top of my head) where someone says "That word is made up!" and the other person responds, "All words are made up!"  I've always chuckled over that.

Thanks for showing us why our modern word "bereave" is so on target to describe grieving for the loves of our lives.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

I love how you express this, you're so right, all of you, it helps to understand the historical value of words, to grasp their full meaning.  He got it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. and uses these terms of services Terms of Use.