You are invited to a series of walks in the park to remember people and things that have died, fallen apart, or slipped from view in today’s busy world. The walks will be an open-to-everyone collective time for walking, for silence, for talking and for tea and cake. There will be some structured input in how to listen to each other talk about our losses; be they loved ones, a job or our health.
Grief as a response to loss and death is part of life, but is often seen as something to be fixed or avoided, as if there was something ‘wrong’, if you are feeling sad about the end of a relationship, the loss of a job or of failing health, or if you are still grieving a parent, sibling, partner or child who died a while ago. You may feel pressure to ‘move on’ to the next thing rather than acknowledging the pain of the loss.
The walks are free and open to everyone, including children. However if you need some time for yourself, see if you can find someone to stay with your child(ren) in the playground for an hour. Come with an open mind, willing to listen to yourself and talk to others if that feels comfortable, or remain silent if that’s what you need.
These walks are a simple way of beginning a conversation about grief and loss. This is an Invisible Food project in which we explore things that sustain and nurture us that aren’t ordinarily visible.