Deborah Jean Manley
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Grief is but a word

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 8:09pm 0 Comments

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary online, Grief is either (a.) a deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement or (b.) a cause of such suffering. Every time I read that I sit in wonder as to who might have written such a profound and enlightening definition. Of course, I am not using a medical dictionary, nor am I referencing an encyclopedia or Wikipedia for that matter.


I sometimes wonder, too, how words become words. A few are easily determined. An…


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At 7:01pm on July 15, 2013, Deborah Jean Manley said…

None of us can help the things

life has done to us. They’re

done before you realize it,

and once they’re done they make

you do other things

until at last everything comes

between you and what you would like to be,

and you have lost your true self forever.


Eugene O’Neill

Yet, in truth, that which comes between you and what you would like to be actually molds you into the person you have become.


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