I'm continuing to explore the concept of personal loss, how it affects the people left behind, how it affects those on the periphery, the coping mechanisms we all employ to deal with it.
We all want to be available to help someone suffering from loss. Often, that person isn't ready to receive this comfort. While a window may be open, they construct barriers and roadblocks to prevent our help. Maybe they are angry, maybe numb, feeling guilty, or just uncomfortable with sharing what they are feeling personally.
We need to persevere.
"Look for the helpers in times of tragedy" Mr Rogers advised. "If you look for the helper, you'll know that there's hope"
The sixth installment in my Loss series is called "Open the Window". It's 7 feet tall, 32 inches wide and 32 inches deep. Made of strips of silk organza with windows stitched in them, wire, and rusted organza with hand stitching.