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  • Writer's pictureLauren L. Murphy

Thin Space No. 34: Grief's Texture

The Question

What is the texture of your grieving these days?

The Intention


The Meditative Moment

Take some time today to ponder your grieving. How does it feel? Sharp, biting, ever-present, edgy, crackly, fragile, obnoxious, crumbly, soft, warm, distant, wavering, throbbing, suffocating, gentle, comforting, overwhelming, manageable, fluffy, electric? Come up with your own adjectives for the grief you’re experiencing. No adjective is too silly. Did you see that I included fluffy in my list? That’s pretty random, and yet, there are days when my grief has felt fluffy. Maybe yours does too.

Waves crashing

Originally sent September 3, 2023, to paid Substack subscribers. If you want to receive current Thin Space reflections, you can start a paid subscription here: You can choose to pay $75/year or $8/month.

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