Grief. We Should Talk About That.
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TTJ(es) (The Two Jess(es) share their personal experiences with grief. JessB lost her mother suddenly 10 years ago, and JessK lost her mother through illness four years ago. In this episode they tackle the process of grieving, anything, but especially grieving the one who brought them into the world. TTJ(es) take a look at the culture of grieving from a societal standpoint and how that differs from the experience of mourning, discuss the non-linear aspect of their sorrow and while there are a lot of tears in this one, there is a lot of laughter connecting them to the beauty of their memories, experiences, as well as reflections on the realization that grief is indeed, a gift.

Show Notes:

The Gift of Grief by Jessica Kidwell:
https://www.writebitchwrite.com/december/2020/1/3/personal-essay-jessica-kidwell

*Showcased at the end of this episode is an original song written by the following:

The song: The Wreckage Of Why, was written collaboratively by Lindsay Herring (vocal), Norman Salant (guitar), Tammy Shaw (vocal), and Andrea Tom, during a songwriting workshop in the fall of 2019.

The Wreckage of Why


The years stack up like old coffee cups
The kitchen’s so quiet
Should I just burn it down
I wish I could tell you once more how I love you
Oh I wish
But there’s no one around
 
I’m looking for answers in the wreckage of why
Wondering will I come back again
A sliver of honey in a fallen sky
Somehow a sweetness remains
 
I’m always half-right
I’m always half-blind
I’ve tilled all the memories at the end of the day
The pull of the past ain’t a reason for leaving
But a house ain’t a reason to stay
 
So I’m looking for answers in the wreckage of why
Wondering will I come back again
A sliver of honey in a fallen sky
Somehow a sweetness remains
 
I’m looking for answers in the wreckage of why
Wondering will I come back again
A sliver of honey in a fallen sky
Somehow the sweetness remains

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