|The Cure for Sorrow: A Conversation with Jan Richardson on grief, loss and stubborn hope|
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|The Urban Well|
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|As one well acquainted with grief following the sudden death of her husband, Jan Richardson writes with poetic grace about her loss. She says that grieving “works with the most raw and elemental forces in us” and that it “propels us in directions we had not planned to go.” She writes that grief helps us “recognize our shared fragility and calls forth our natural resilience.” She also says, “Grief is the least linear thing I know.”
Jan will share from her books The Cure for Sorrow and Sparrow: A Book of Life and Death and Life as part of an invitation into a conversation about grief and hope. This grief might be from the loss of a loved one, the loss of landscapes due to climate change, or the grief of resurrections that we are stuck with—lives after a death that may never be recovered but can become whole as we enter into the strange graces that grief brings.
The event starts with a short session on Friday evening and then continues Saturday from 10 am – 2:30 pm (EDT).