“We don’t know how we will grieve until we grieve.”
Notes on Grief is a tribute to the author’s father. When she heard the news of his death, she says, “I came undone.”
She talks about how laughter is part of grief as she and her family fondly remembers their father. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie expresses many of the same thoughts I had when my parents died. She cannot believe that the world keeps moving even after such a tragic event. Also, people sending their condolences makes it all too real. She talks about the feeling of becoming unmoored, and how grief makes you cry unexpectedly.
Well written and emotional.