The Great Blue Yonder
- By: Mari Lloyd Williams
We all have an underlying curiosity of what it is like to be dead. What happens on the “other side” may not be the topic of most dinner party conversations but it probably occupies our subconscious for much of the time. As adults we can try to rationalise our destiny through our humanistic or our religious beliefs, but so often we get stuck—for example, in the grief of losing a loved one or of losing a relationship. We can all waste so much time by not being able to leave behind what has happened in the past and move on.
Children who are bereaved find it difficult to articulate their feelings of what has happened and to make sense of their emotions of sadness, longing, loss, and guilt. Children, unlike most adults, do not grieve constantly and deeply for a period of time but can move quickly in and out