COVID has brought society to its knees with its untested influence. Nobody is safe. It can happen to anyone. We are stopped in our tracks and forced to reassess how we got here. Could we have done something to stop it? Can it ever be fixed? Will life ever be the same? Suddenly the pictures of third world disasters are now us. Our complacent comfortable lives laid bare and vulnerable. We are not invincible.
When our son vanished In 1996 time stood still for our family. We began living life with one foot in the present and one foot firmly in the past. Life in limbo, ambiguous loss (Dr. Pauline Boss) are descriptions for families left behind to cope with the unresolved loss of a loved one. Not knowing is the worst. No finality. The future looking vague. Loss, confusion, dismay. Wondering, how could this happen? Learning to put the jigsaw of life back together, leaving large blank holes where once there was a vital vibrant important piece.