Food for Thought
Food for Thought – November 16, 2015
New hires with autism could start coming on board by late next year and will be supported by clinical staff and graduate students, officials said. In addition to working on campus, those in the program will participate in life skills training and recreational activities.
But I guess more than that, there is an aspect of Violette’s questioning that makes me think of my own internal dialogue about Esmé–the curiosity that comes from being invested in someone else, of wanting to understand what makes them tick. In Ezzy’s case, this kind of investment is a requirement of keeping her safe in the world. Esmé cannot exist in circle of people who are ambivalent about her, who aren’t asking questions about what is best for her.
There is no remedy needed for grief. Grief is not a negative emotion that needs fixing. Living with sorrow is a season. It is heavier and it passes away over time. But grief does not.