This Is Us

Grief, 17 Years After

This is what I know

Human Parts
Published in
5 min readJul 21, 2020


Person in a leather jacket standing in the street with colorful red smoke bomb obscuring face.
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Today marks 17 years since I entered the grief world, which is really just the world, but another side of it, one that we come to find has been there all along yet is only revealed to us in the wake of a deep loss.

This is what I know.