This is something that happened to a friend of mine in her own words.
“So, on Friday night my friend and I were at her house and wanted to get out and do something for the evening. We brainstormed ideas and she brought up the idea of seeing a show at the Laugh Factory. I’d never been, I thought…
page 14 from the worst: A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss. Talks about radical response to death and loss, + how to support someone who is grieving. (click image to go to printable pdf)
[image description: a cut n paste zine page from the worst #1: A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss. Text reads:
“Circle what you think you might need:
- for me to come and hold you
- for me to stay outside your door but play you some music
- for me to play music for you inside your room
- for me to ask you questions
- for me to just be near and be silent
- for me to hold your hand while you call your other family
- to talk about the rest of the family
- to go outside and scream
- to talk about anything but this death
- to get away from here
- go to a movie
- some kind of ceremony
- to get the rest of the roommates out of the house
- to get the rest of the roommates to stop giving you uncomfortable looks
- to get people to stop trying to cheer you up
- to tell everyone else that this is the anniversary day
- to tell you that all the mixed things you feel are okay
- to tell you the things i love about you
- to tell you that this is the worst thing you’ll ever know
- to tell you that i want to know everything. it is not a burden.
circle what you think you might need. or write more. i want to be here for you. i want to be your friend”.]
This is already in the back logs of my blog, but it’s worth reblogging again.
this is a good idea.