This is what I can offer, today, about grief.

(On a day when I am grieving, & shedding lots of tears, & grateful for the tears - as they are a relief from the anger that has been too much present, of late.)

So ... thank you, grief ... & tears.

((Grief is never welcome, exactly ... but the tears are healing, surely, & so, I am grateful for them.))

p.s. 2 days later: this graphic/sentiment is also helpful:

p.p.s. 2 weeks later: must-read article about grief!!!!  The Myth of Closure - Pauline Boss