Simply devastated. Totally shattered.

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The loss of a loved one can bring intense emotional suffering. This is why it’s important for us to be patient and understanding with those who are grieving. One needs to recognize that we all grieve in different ways and that we do so on our own timetable. It takes time and love to mend a broken heart.

The famous Italian artist and sculptor, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, captured the face of pain and sorrow in his rendition of a funeral moment for Cardinal Domenico Pimente. When I first caught sight of his work in Rome, my thought was to share it with you.

At times, it’s precisely how we feel during tidal waves of grief – simply devastated and totally shattered.