In “A Grief Observed,” written by C.S. Lewis after the death of his wife in 1960, he wrote that grief is like fear, and that there existed “a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me.”
He rigorously examined his Christian faith and found that it provided no solace while he was in the midst of his grief.
Mr. Lewis offers no solutions for “conquering” grief but instead allows the reader’s mind to spin with his own—to wonder and watch and wait. It is a respectful and generous account of emotional struggle and the inescapable reality of loss.
“A Grief Observed” is a real example of how each of us has to experience our own grief and find our own balance.