The 10 Minute Ride

A perfect analogy.

A Working Grief

Imagine yourself standing on the platform of the world’s largest roller coaster. Stop and really imagine the sensation. It’s a beautiful sunny day as you stare out to the mountains in the distance. To one side of you are lakes and forests and to the other is a bustling city. From below you hear the soft murmur of voices and happy noises. The sun is shining, birds are singing and the breeze is gentle. You are nervous, excited, and a little afraid as you anticipate the ride, but you are certain it will be a good one; all the others have been.

As you step into the front cart with the world at your feet, someone wraps a blindfold around your head. You have no idea what’s going on or why this is happening, but before you can say anything, the cart jerks into motion and you are now holding…

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About edcol52

The Infinite Fountain of Love and Loss flows unceasingly into the pool of memory and sorrow. I created this blog in response to the most dreadful tragedy every parent fears, the death of a child, our 24 year old son, Jake. We are now on an unimagined journey along this road of grief and recovery. If you can find some comfort within these pages, than I will have succeeded in some small measure.
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5 Responses to The 10 Minute Ride

  1. Jaimes dad says:

    Well said. Totally relate.

  2. miragreen says:

    Thank you. Wishing you peaceful days and remembering Jake

  3. edcol52 says:

    Thank you for your beautiful post. I hope you don’t mind my sharing it. It is such an accurate description of the ride we are all on. I also wish you peace and remembering Melinda.

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