Have you ever ventured into the Grief section of the Hallmark display and lamented how clichéd and treacly all the cards are? Have you ever looked at the poems people write about loss and wondered how anyone could find the slightest bit of comfort in such tired, formulaic sentiments?
Well consider yourself lucky. These are sure signs that you are have not recently lost anyone.
There is a valve in our brains that opens up when we are in wells of deep emotion and pain and it magically makes every singe one of those poems and cards meaningful and personal.
I look forward to a future when the valve closes and they are once again trite clichés.