ALL THE SMALL THINGS
SARAH BUITENDACH: 28 stages of load-shedding grief
The ‘power of now’ is all very well, but it can’t run the microwave
Never mind a simmering stage 2, or the possibility of jumping to a 4 by this afternoon, it’s the emotional stages of load-shedding that really deserve a shout-out.
A setback like the death of a loved one is often framed by the classic Elisabeth Kübler-Ross model of grief. It defines the seven stages a person goes through after losing something important: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing and acceptance...
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