Although the entertainment industry wants to force us to keep on with the show, I believe we need time to pause to meditate on the loss we have experienced. When we grief, we do not only grief about the person we lost but about the part of ourselves that is gone. We slowly need to mend ourselves and reconfigure our inner pieces to accommodate it to the current reality that our inner favorite artist is no longer with us but all that he represents will remain present.
To really honor those we have lost, we need to be willing to sit, pause and take a long deep breath to feel the sorrow and pain of their absence in our lives. Do not run away from sorrow. The show should not go on without this process of grief. Let’s turn off the lights and our public performance and take time to mourn. You and the person you lost deserve it.