Grief is a Form of Love

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I haven’t seen Wandavision, and truth be told, I know very little about the show. But over the weekend, I saw a number of friends share a quote from the show that touched them deeply. While scrolling through Facebook and Twitter, I kept seeing it. Even though I don’t know the full context of the quote, I found it to be meaningful too. It’s this question:

“What is grief, if not love persevering?”

A professor once said to me, “Grief is the price tag for loving.” I heard that meaningfully. Love involves risk, and grief is part of that risk. But grief is also a form of love itself. It’s love that remains. It’s love that continues.

Grief is love persevering.

It’s love that accompanies us after we’ve endured a loss or major change. It’s also a form of love that can lead us into living. It’s love that can love-forward and create more space for lived-love, even as it holds space for the past. It can take many forms. It can sustain. At times, it can even renew.

“What is grief, if not love persevering?”

Renee Roederer

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