They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Is this true for handling grief? For me this has been true. I tend to be more of a visual person than a word person. I see something of my story in images from nature. Somehow seeing my emotions reflected in the world around me helps me to know my feelings are valid. I am not alone. My story is seen and felt by something larger than myself.
Below are some photos that I have made during my wanderings. Perhaps you will also see some of your experience reflected in these images. I invite you to take a moment to sit with whichever photo draws you. Notice what the picture stirs within you.
An exercise that may be helpful is to look at a photo and journal answers to the following questions:
- What do I see?
- What do I feel?
- What do I think/know?
Return to photo reflection page to learn more about using photography for grief