It has been almost five years since my book Walking in their Shadow was published. Which means it is ten years since i wrote it.
I still use this material often, indeed I am giving a lecture on childhood and adolescent bereavement this afternoon, but I haven’t done a huge amount of new thinking and writing on my own grief in about ten years.
I haven’t done any new writing here for over a year, did you notice?!
But today is the beginning of Lent, and I really valued blogging through Lent to get over some writer’s block a five years back, and I feel it is time again.
But this time, ten years on, as the shadows grow longer, I will write everyday throughout Lent with a specific slant to grief, bereavement and loss.
I’ll be using a couple of different sources of writing prompts, some will be longer than others. But I pray that this will be a beneficial exercise for us all.