Month: <span>September 2019</span>

Weariness

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10th September 2019 Megan Devine Writing Your Grief Prompt: “Weariness” by Hannah Arendt. Where do you find yourself in this piece? Can you write from here, whether in her style or her tone? For today’s writing, copy Arendt’s opening lines: evening falling – a soft lamenting…and go from there. It’s the title of the poem, […]

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Language and Colour Could Never Begin to Describe You

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19 September 2019 Megan Devine’s Writing Your Grief prompt inviting us to write with colour as a starting point. I have been dreading this prompt. I knew that it was coming, that it was relatively early in the 30 days of Writing Your Grief.  And even though I didn’t remember the detail of the prompt, […]

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My Grief Mentor

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Megan Devine Writing Your Grief Prompt: We all need a mentor. Especially inside this wholly disorienting grief, inside a culture that cannot and does not understand. We each need a guiding star, an example to live into. 18th September 2019 (my mum’s 80th birthday) This is my third crack at this writing prompt. I have […]

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Found Poetry in The Psychologist

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17 September 2019 The invitation with this prompt from Megan Devine’s Writing Your Grief course was to pick a page in a newspaper/magazine, and just highlight random words and from those create a poem. It’s a weird and wonderful exercise. Struggled Many yearsConscious shift toEnlist help Active criticMadness as insightPhilosophical coincidenceCulprit suspicious Signs of sexual […]

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Extreme Self-Care

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16 September 2019 Megan Devine Writing Your Grief prompt – What would it mean to offer kindness to yourself in your grief? Art courtesy of Rachael Goldfarb from of photo of my eyes If I excel at anything(And I deliberately use the word “excel”)It is that I practise Extreme Self-Care ExtremeSelfCare I am proud of […]

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Grief gets to speak her truth

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15 September 2019 From Megan Devine’s Writing Your Grief Course – an exercise inviting your grief to introduce himself/herself to you. “Hi baby”, she whispers seductively, irresistibly huskily. Sexy. Hips swaying, her smoky grey silk dress rippling in the gentle breeze. The biggest smile I’ve ever seen on her face. A grin that looks genuine, […]

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I don’t know what to do with my hands

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14 September 2019 Writing Prompt from Megan Devine’s Writing Your Grief course, simply beginning with “I don’t know what to do with my hands” I don’t know what to do with my hands Or my arms, which hang, droopily by my side I pluck up the courage to go into my office Through which you […]

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My Forest has Changed

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13 September 2019 Writing prompt from Megan Devine’s Writing Your Grief Course: How do you live in a landscape so vastly changed? I was living in the forestA wild and scary forestI couldn’t see the wood for the treesI couldn’t see the light for the darkness I’d trip over rootsGet slashed by branchesLurch into tree […]

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What You May Not Know

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12 September 2019 Featured image is the Full moon through Melancholy, Geneva If you could tell people something, tell them what is true, what is true about grief and love and loss, something they do not know, or can’t know, what would it be? If you could address them, what would be said? Part of […]

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The Girl with No Name

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11 September 2019 “I don’t have a name. I don’t know what to do. I am not the person I used to be…” (part of a prompt from Megan Devine’s Writing Your Grief course) Featured image courtesy of Sarah Treanor (streanor.com) Actually, I do have a name, and it’s Emma. It’s the same name that […]

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