Author C.S. Lewis wrote one of the most powerful books about grief entitled A Grief Observed. In a courageous manner, Lewis shares his grief and bereavement experiences from the inside out with his readers. At one point when he was describing how he would attempt to distract his mind from his sadness and talk himself out of his heart ache with what he calls “common sense” he shares this painful truth about grief.
“Then comes a sudden jab of red-hot memory and all this “common-sense” vanishes like an ant in the mouth of a furnace.”
If you are grieving or have been grief stricken in the past you can probably related to what C.S. Lewis calls the sudden jab of red-hot memory. It’s as if you are hit by a tsunami of grief that at times seems to come out of nowhere. I call this experience a SRUG.
The SRUG often seems to come out of nowhere and takes over all of you.
The red-hot memory often is described as a wave that comes crashing over you. As a friend of mine who was grieving stated, “it was like a tsunami came crashing over me.”
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