Imagine you are on a high-speed elevated train. Without warning an evil villain shoots out the supports, sending the train you are riding plummeting towards the ground at break-neck speed and smashing into smithereens upon impact.
It is hard to accurately describe the initial shock of sudden death but the above example is as close as I can get.
What makes it so hard is that on one hand, all the illustrations I could come up with (i.e. having the rug pulled out from underneath you, going a few rounds with Rocky, and being run over by a semi) all do a good job of describing the shock. But on the other hand, they don’t do a good job of describing the initial shock.
Even after almost three years, I still have not found the perfect description for sudden death.
Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s currently using those skills as a virtual logistics contact center representative for a Fortune 100 company. She’s also managed call center teams, co-facilitated a grief support group, and helped small businesses with various writing assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, music, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com