When you experience a wave of grief, consider simply saying, "I grieve", or "My grief is like...". Consider drawing a simple picture or doing a collage about your grief. You need NOT be an artist to do this.
Some people say that grief is like...
Arduous: a never-ending stairway, endless closed doors, a mountain range, pounding waves, a marathon, a labyrinth, a house of mirrors, a maze, a vacuum, an octopus, a desert without water or companions.
Violence: a thief, being stalked by a murderer, a tornado, an earthquake, broken bones, boiling, burning, a minefield, shattering glass, a knife, a bomb, being thrown off a horse.
Confusion or numbing: a river, a cloud, fog, an onion, a heavy blanket, being lost, shadows, marbles hitting the floor.
By selecting one word or description and speaking and/or drawing it, you have become armed with simple art and simple words. You begin to unlock your grief and move toward your healing.
Remember: Your story has power.
My Grief is Like Collage: