I'm not sure about the 5 stages of grief that we all go through when a loved one has died, chiefly because grieving is so individual. Bereavement is not rare and that's exactly why we should talk about our experiences. My sister died on August 26th 2012 and my dad died on March 16th 2013, barely six months between funerals. Now some time has passed, perhaps I can put it in perspective; at any rate, I am writing this blog now and about to resume writing my second screenplay.
It's hard to even conceive of moving ahead with my life without them, but it's not like any of us have a choice. I find talking to them helps; the dreams I have of them when I'm asleep, so real, as if they're still here and of course they are, in my heart, always. I hope I make them proud xx