At this happy time of year, my family is experiencing a tragedy of major proportions. My brother, who is suicidal, has disappeared from our lives. We do not know where he is and haven’t hear anything in weeks.
This prompted me to order myself a copy of “On Grief and Grieving” by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Talk about an excellent writer! Her writing makes me feel very close to this amazing woman who has helped so many in their hour of greatest need. She literally brought death out of the closet for millions worldwide, and allowed us to feel and talk about our feelings when our loved ones die.
To quote David Kessler, the co-author of On Grief : “In working with the dying, [Elisabeth] gave voice to all who could not speak for themselves.” David shares an interesting idea in his preface, some food for thought for writers everywhere:
“If your writing doesn’t keep you up at night, it will never keep anyone else up at night either.”
Happy holidays to all.