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Beginnings, Endings, Loss

As social beings, our very existence depends on attachment to others. Every human relationship is destined to end in loss. Entrances and exits are an integral part of life. School friends move away. Colleagues come and go. Family and friends relocate from our immediate world. Even pets, large and small are a testing of these principles.

Endings are the price paid for having beginnings. Except for the loss of one’s own life, the death of a loved one is the ultimate loss. Growth and maturity happens as we learn from each experience of attachment and loss.

Grief is the price we pay for love” Queen Elizabeth II (2001)

“The Art of Condolence, what to write, what to say, what to do at a time of loss” by Leonard Zunin, MD and Hilary Stanton Zunin, Harper Collins Publishers, 1991.

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