Honoring grief through art
This was the most moving exhibitions I’ve seen in a while! Shoutout to @caseworkproductions #caseworkproductions for the art .
Each person gets to write a message about grief and how it impacted them or what role they played in the process. .
For example, “I held your hand” “I organized the funeral” “I comforted you when you were scared” “wrote the obituary” “picked people up from the airport”
Each note gets tied to a bell and if you see a note that resonates with you, you’re allowed to ring it. Hearing the soft and gentle ring was a moment of reality that reminded me of what I have held—yet also a beautiful unspoken moment of community. What an instant way to feel understood and connected!! .
I adore seeing creative expressions from the community about their journeys.
Are there any pieces of art or interactive exhibitions that moved you? I’d love to hear about them!! .
I want to give a HUGE shoutout to @goodmourning for hosting so many wonderful events this month that honor, educate, and help communities come together on the topic of grief and loss. They are hosting discussion panels, art exhibitions, support groups, and stand up comedy (Yes it’s possible to laugh...dark humor is a savior!) Also-a woman who I adore and look up to with her wisdom, her love for her people in all communities, and her obsession with tie dye. You’re amazing @scatteredleaves322
#simpleactsofcommunity #youarenotbroken #griefandloss #grievewithintention #livingon #bemindful #findyourcommunity #normalizefeelings #feelthefeels #camperin #goodmourning #createartwithfeels .
Reach out and DM me (@the.mindful.self) if you wanna hear more about it or if you want support in your own grieving process. I’m a therapist who also connects with grief. Life is tough. Let’s connect!! http://www.caseworkproductions.com