I love hard and I grieve just as hard..

I love hard and I grieve just as hard because if you think about it, grief is a kind of love really isn’t it? It’s the painful shade of love you feel when the person you love is gone. You can’t ask me to stop loving somebody, even if it’s painful; it’s like asking me not to breathe air. So don’t tell me to get over it, don’t tell me to move on… and don’t tell me I’m wallowing in self-pity because my pain doesn’t affect you… you don’t have to live with it or feel it every day. So let me deal with my loss in my own way. My grief doesn’t mean I’m not coping… it is simply my way of respecting the love I still hold for a person who is gone.

Ranata Suzuki