Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Mingling of Grief and Joy

Closure is such a pervasive concept in our society. The assertion that it really doesn't exist and that we should stop chasing it really rings true to me. At the same time, I find in myself a deep longing for the grief to go away leaving only joy. I suppose that's closely akin to the fantasy of a life without problems, work, or traffic.

The blurb: Nancy Berns is a sociologist at Drake University. She looks at the space between grief and closure and has found that not only is closure a fabricated concept, it is doing us more harm than good.


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