Grief Can Be Inspiring…


“Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art.”

-Kurt Cobain

In the last few days, I have been musing on why loss and grief can bring out an entirely new side to a person. That does not seem to happen in the case of happiness. When we are happy, we are far too busy being happy. We don’t go through as much as the self analysis and soul-searching when we are gratified. As a matter of fact, it lacks the depth that grief possesses. Also, it is not something that can be avoided. At one point or another, every person experiences loss of a loved one and a feeling of hopelessness.

When I look at a lot of the famous personalities who have created defining moments in history and made a strong impact on people’s lives with their art, a lot of them seem to be inspired by the intensity of sorrow and even the kind of heartbreaking journey that they went through. For some reason, it makes us think, it gives us new perspectives, it makes us stronger and it often gives our minds this strange clarity.

I feel that it’s okay to let ourselves be sad sometimes…in fact it’s important to let ourselves just BE. It might bring out an eclipsed part of us that we never knew we had, we are glad that we do.


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