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After My Mother Died, I Learned How To Talk To A Grieving Person

6 days ago   |   By Health & Lifestyle

I was pulling it off. I was playing the role of A Normal Person. And I was furious at everyone for believing me. In a cozy Toronto bar, a friend was about to play an acoustic guitar set and sing some songs. Gentle and easy. All I had to do was listen.
But the mellow lights were too bright. The quiet audience chatter was too loud. The conversations around me were shallow and irritating, and scratched like a wool sweater. So, I turned to the person sitting beside me, a woman I didn't know. She smiled. And then I blurted out, “my mum just died.”
Maybe it was because my unexpected statement...
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