Dealing with Grief
TBH, this week has been rough [ for a lot of reasons ]. Thankfully, there has been so many beautiful last minute events that have come together to celebrate love and acceptance. And truly, I am in awe of the support the LGBTQQAA+ community has shown each other. 💙✨🙌🏻👱🏻
That being said...
One has to ask them-self: Why doesn't this happen all the time?
Why do people always sing and support each other AFTER something bad happens. 💡✨🤔
I've always felt this way.
In fact, it always takes me back to those lovely high school assemblies... where a guest speaker would come in (usually around a holiday like Veterans Day or Martin Luther King Jr. Day) and say something amazing. You know, just what people need to hear everyday. I mean, it was amazing. The school would be rejuvenated and inspired to finally just be kind to others, and work together. I remember those days after the assembly so vividly, because the joy that filled the school was so palatable. and it wreaked when it left the school.
🖐🏻 However, 2 or 3 days later... people would [ almost always ] begin to revert back to their old ways. The school would reek from what was once thriving.
It was, and always is frustrating to me.
Why do we have trouble organizing ourselves to just have fun? To dress up once and while, dye your hair gold, and put together a show to celebrate... well, ANYTHING!? We should all be doing that a little more often. We should all be hugging each other in the streets of New York a little bit more often. We should all be donating our time, talents, and teamwork towards supporting those in need. I we can all be a little more loving towards each other.
I am definitely going to attempt to continue sharing more love.
Who's with me?
Anyway, We all deal with, and process these losses in our lives in different ways...
THIS IS HOW I GRIEVE. 👱🏻🙌🏻✨💙
[ and lots of hugs ]
I LOVE YOU ALL.
<3 - Eoin Thomas