Emotions of grief or relief: book excerpt

Brought To Our Senses, Chapter 1: grief or relief?

Brought To Our Senses excerptTaking advantage of her chance to slip away, Elizabeth threw open the French doors to the parlor and invited grief into the mourning room she had prepared for the occasion at hand. She dusted off the memories, cleared the cobwebs of denial and anger, and readied the cushions of acceptance for a belated retreat. Grief, however, declined her hospitality and sent a distant relative named relief for a visit. The unwelcome guest took a seat and could not be persuaded to leave.