The moment we close our eyes, it gets dark and we lose sense of the objects and colours, everything becomes one, everything surrounds us becomes dark. The darker the place is the more we sense the feeling of black colour. An interruption of light changes that sense, it starts to get brighter and we start to become aware of the surroundings.
Grief is a common experience. We all share grief although we are all in different cultures, religions and have various thoughts, but we are human after all, we cry and we smile. Grief is a feeling that people experience at certain times of their lives. It is dark and painful, if we let it take control of us, it will surround us like a dark tunnel full of depression, negative thoughts and lose of hope. Once we let go and move on to follow the bright thoughts, life will become full of hope and joy.
I lost my grandmother in August 2013, she had cancer, although I was aware that she was terminal, it shocked me. I was holding her hand before she passed away, when I had to leave the hospital at that time, I received a call thirty minutes later from my aunt to tell me the sad news, it was hard, I could not cry. While she was terminal a new life was born, my niece, Rouda and after my grandmother passed away, another life was born, my nephew, Nasser.
The fact of losing our loved ones is like a wake up call for us in life. This experience brings up questions and thoughts. Time is running every second and does not come back again, what did we do in our life before this tragedy happened? Does grief makes us stop and think in a negative way about our life? Or does it encourage us to think positively and to move on?