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Tonight's diarist has not responded or posted, so it's safe to assume we're not going to get that diary tonight. Hopefully, she will reschedule. In the meantime, let's consider this a "Grief Open Thread" in the comments. I'll be around for a little while (though am fading fast), and will also be back in the morning to interact with those who visit.
A special welcome to anyone who is new to The Grieving Room. We meet every Monday evening. Whether your loss is recent or many years ago, whether you have lost a person or a pet, or even if the person you are "mourning" is still alive ("pre-grief" can be a very lonely and confusing time) you can come to this diary and process your grieving in whatever way works for you. Share whatever you need to share. We can't solve each other's problems, but we can be a sounding board and a place of connection.