I recently came across a story on the BBC website about a grieving mum who continued to call her daughter’s phone after she died. She would leave messages and talk about how she felt, saying it became a ‘confessional’:
'Calling Jenny wasn’t about bringing back a living essence of her. “I didn’t call hoping she would answer. I knew she wasn’t there. I can’t spend my life like that - it makes you ill,” she says.
Instead Alison found herself expressing and processing how she felt. The calls became a confessional.
“I had things to say that I couldn’t say to anyone else - that’s why I called.”’
Here’s the full BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45331780
Have you found yourself doing something similar? Texting or emailing a loved one, perhaps? Writing letters? Or even calling, as the mum in this article does?