Unspent Love

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2018 at 10:01 pm

I posted this on my Instagram, and I have my feed linked to my blog, but I felt this needed its own post anyways:

This is the most accurate explanation of the feeling of grief. why it’s never truly gone or finished. You grieve as long as you live once you’ve lost someone because you never stop loving them. Death just forces that love to take a different shape. Cheers to my uncle Chris on his birthday today 💙


I spent half my day looking for the original author of this quote, which lead me only to find a blog called “All My Loose Ends” and the writer named Jamie. So thanks, mysterious Jamie and your lovely blog full of insights and recipes. This gave me some good feels and a way to find an appreciation of sadness sometimes.

I didn’t have a chance to read through much of the blog, All My Loose Ends but I plan to. And maybe, hopefully, Jamie will somehow come across this post and know 2 things:

  1. She’s kind of a big deal, because this original quote is reposted, meme’d, put on top of stock photos of serene mountain pictures, and (hitting the big time here) misquoted or incorrectly attributed to someone. So congrats on being the real deal! (And I still haven’t located the exact post that this came from on the blog, so I’m still not 100% sure that this quote is verbatim…)
  2. Her words on her own experience with loss and grief have become an inspirational quote equivalent to a lighthouse for those lost at sea. It’s easy for me to get so wrapped up in the sadness that I forget the rest. I forget that the sadness is there because of how amazing the person was, all the good things they gave me, because of all the love I still have – even if I have to find different ways to let it out now, even if that is just by having a quiet moment for it to splash down my cheeks.


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