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I wish I had words to magically ease the pain of this shattering - to soften your grief.

Just know I am holding space for you; holding you close in my heart with love.

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Thank you, Debra.

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Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

I am so sorry to learn of your partners passing. Grief is an unpredictable journey, and I will be praying that you will find the peace you seek when you need it. Turn to what makes your soul sing to help you navigate these next stages of loss.

And know that while I don’t always comment on your posts, I read them all and your illustrated life sketchbook practice which o do faithfully now every day, has saved me in my own journey.

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Thank you, Suzi. I am grateful for a creative practice that I do hope will be helpful in coming weeks and months. I am so happy to know that your illustrated journal has become a meaningful habit for you. (Thank you for letting me know you read.)

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Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

Damn it.

I don’t want to toss in more words that won’t help but I don’t want to be silent.

I have spent the last year since my Dad died walking through a different kind of grief. It’s terrible how the world goes on as if nothing has happened. There are still meetings and bills and meals, as if the entire map of your life hasn’t changed, as if the effort to put one foot in front of the other isn’t consuming all your energy.

There is nothing that helps. I wish I could somehow show up in person and bring you tea or a sandwich or pens or just sit with you.

I wish you whatever ease can be found right now. I wish you peace in your heart and in your mind. May you have what you need, whatever that might be.

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Thank you, Christine. I am sorry for the year you have had, too, and the walk you have been on. I appreciate knowing you read today. Wishing you a peaceful week ahead.

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Holding you somewhere somehow for as long as you need. 💞

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Thank you, Emily.

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Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

I have followed you for years and look forward to listen to your voice or read your words. I don’t comment very often. In fact at this very sad time, I have no words to ease your pain. Just know you are not alone. I am holding space for you and your family in my heart. Hoping you can find peace you need.

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Thank you, Sherri. I so appreciate readers and listeners through the years. Thank you for your words.

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Sending you love and thinking of you and your family. Yesterday, I was imagining sending you some fabulous chicken soup with matzo balls, a simple gesture of nurture. Since I'm not able to do that and I don't even know if you like chicken soup, take it as an act of caring, and know that I'm holding you in my heart. Thank you for telling us, for being vulnerable and honest.

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Thank you, Nan.

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Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

I am so sorry, Amy. During these years that I’ve followed along with the words you have shared, through your voice and writing, I have sensed something extraordinarily hard happening in your life…something you grappled with daily, but something you wanted to keep private. This week I have had you in my thoughts, with a heaviness and a helplessness, as someone on the other side of the country who only knows you through zoom and online messages, but who feels a connection to you. I often struggle to find the right words…or being unsure if I should even share the words I come up with…and right now very much so. I know my words cannot provide much to you in such a difficult time. But I am so, so sorry you are going through all of this and for your loss. Please know I am holding you and your family in my heart and thoughts and will continue to do so. ❤️

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Thank you, Erin. I appreciate your words, and I know that there are a few of you who have caught wind of these moments through the years. Thank you for reading today.

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❤️

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How I wish that I could give you a big hug right now 🫂🫂🫂🫂 I am so incredibly sorry for you and your family.

You and your words and inspiration have helped my through many crises of my own.

I love you ❤️

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Thank you, Melissa.

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Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

Oh Amy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you & holding space for you. My heart goes out to you.

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Thank you, Patricia. I appreciate your words.

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Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

Words can not express how sad I am to hear of your partner’s death. I wish I could give you big hugs and to say I am here for you as if you were next door. Grief is a long and difficult journey. Take care and be gentle with yourself.

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Thank you, Gail.

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Jun 9·edited Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

❤️

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Jun 9Liked by Amy Cowen

I’m so sorry to read this. My love goes out to you and your boys. ❤️🌸🌹💐🌺🌷🌻❤️💐

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Thank you, Kritty.

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For someone who no words, you touched my soul with your pain. I am so sorry for your loss. Your heart will find the time and place for grief.

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Thank you for reading, Karen.

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Amy, our hearts are with you. We love you, how can we show tangible support as your virtual community? I would love to send some Williams Sonoma frozen meals (by mail- they have soups and casseroles, they are all so good) or a DoorDash card? I don’t want to give you extra work of having to give me your personal info to do this. Please let us know if there is a way you are comfortable with, for us to support. 💜

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I'd love to help with this too.

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Thank you, Lauren. No need to do that, but I very much appreciate the intention behind the offer. I hope things are going well post-move, too.

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I am so sorry for your loss. May her memory always be a blessing for you. And, please, in this major upheaval that is always this sort of change, give yourself grace. You did the best you could, with the tools you had at the time. That is all anyone can ask.

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Thank you, Joy. These are important reminders, I know.

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