A Complex Experience

“Loss was such a complex experience! Layer after layer of meaning. No wonder that, in dream and memory, mourning sent you back over the ground again and again. No wonder mourning took so long to complete and to move beyond. No wonder that people who make a change without mourning the loss of the past usually find it confronting them later on, down the road. No wonder it takes more than a ceremony to lay someone to rest.”

William Bridges, The Way of Transition