“It is hard to have patience with people who say ‘There is no death’ or ‘Death doesn’t matter.’ There is death. And what
Written like his own personal journal, this book is great for anyone looking for insight on how to grieve or find empathy for someone who is grieving. Within its pages you’ll find Lewis understands that we as humans are supposed to grieve. We are supposed to feel sorrow when something is taken from us and hurts us. However, he brings that all into perspective as he reminisces on his experiences with his beloved “H,” and talks of applying it in his life.
I will give this quick read an easy 10/10. Highly recommend!
Top 3 Favorite Quotes:
“I look up at the night sky. Is anything more certain than that in all those vast times and spaces, if I were allowed to search them, I should nowhere find her face, her voice, her touch? She died. She is dead. Is the word so difficult to learn?” (Lewis, Ch. 1)
“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.” (Lewis, Ch. 2)
“I thought I could describe a state; make a map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state but a process.” (Lewis, Ch. 4)