Even when you know someone you love is dying, there is no way to prepare for it at all.
Remembering Prince, and solace via Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
Seeking and finding support systems.
“Don’t doubt how wonderful and capable you are.”
How do I stop treating my grief like a stranger?
He’s always been here with me.
While I sleep, there is still a “we.”
He was the best friend I ever had.
And July starts with a yeeeuuuuuuggggggh.
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