The drawing? It’s about the journey from Point A to Point B.
The top? It’s easy. It’s fast. It’s a straight line. When life is good and the living is easy, moving from point A to B can be a direct path. Usually, there are no messy roadblocks…pits that you can fall into…or mountains to climb. Just a gentle cruise from where you are now to where you want to be.
The bottom? It’s my life right now…two steps forward and three steps back. There isn’t a clear path, but I’m beginning to see a process to this madness called my life. Right now I’m trying to figure out the BEST way to get from Point A to Point B. I know there are people reading this who will think the grief process should be like the top one. They’ll wonder why I’m not through..I’ve had plenty of time to wander around the bottom one. Certainly the top one would be quicker, but would it be better? Do I really have to rush through all this without the time to process things?
Quite frankly, grief isn’t linear.
There isn’t a one-path-fits-all way through it.
Grief is messy and lengthy and hard.
I’m taking the long way because that is what fits my needs.
And it’s okay if you don’t get it.