‘Lakota grief was something to be valued. For when a person has suffered great loss and was grieving, their prayers were believed to be especially powerful and others would ask the grievers to pray on their behalf’  Marilyn A. Mendoza 

 

Articulating grief is to walk a tightrope over a  well of emotions, memories and experiences, while balancing long enough to express the feelings rising up beneath you.  The sensations of loss are  explored here through various forms, with ideas that have come  from my grandmothers cloth box, a child’s chair, roses from flowers given in commiseration and a text describing a lost lover donated to a performance.

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