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The character Bushy in the Shakespearean play Richard II summarizes the relationship between grief and creativity when he tells the queen “Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadows…” Indeed, it is often when an artist is in his or her deepest throes of mourning that the greatest works of art are created. Even so, many people who have lost someone near and dear to them may fail to appreciate how creative expressions can help them overcome such a loss. When they want to find closure and be able to accept the death of a loved one, they may consider these creative options to complete the mourning process.
Immediately following the death of a loved one, there are so many important details to take care of such as planning a funeral and handling any important paperwork for insurance claims or final medical bills. If your loved one was killed as the result of a tragic accident that complicates things even more. During this time there are many people who will offer their assistance to ensure that everything goes smoothly. One of the first things that you should do in order to take some of the stress off of yourself is to consult with and retain an attorney to file any necessary paperwork for a wrongful death suit.
Losing a mother is devastating, no matter what your age; whether you are used to being on your own or still dependent on her for nearly all things in almost all instances. The relationship between a mother and her children is very special and unique; when it is broken by death people experience one of the hardest and most painful types of grief. If you are coping with the death of a mother, work through your grief and suffering and take comfort in these helpful tips.
Even though everyone’s bond with their mom was different from the rest, there are other relatives who are mourning the loss with you. Try to approach those family members, particularly your siblings during this moment of sorrow. These times can truly help people to know how important family is and that no relationship must be ignored. Show your relatives support and compassion during this moment and with anticipation they will return you the favor and loving action.
When a mother dies, we tend to feel both upset and abandoned. People normally cling to things that remind them of their mother as a way to hold onto her for as long as possible. Go through your stuff and choose keepsakes from your childhood that remindyou of your beloved mother. It could be a portrait, a very special present she gave to you, or any other thing like clothing and jewelry. Hold on to these valued keepsakes and take comfort in them, when you are missing your mom the most.