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Writer's block

I'm finding it very hard to write my father's eulogy. My mind's gone blank - while at the same time it's teeming with all kinds of memories of him. How can I do him justice? As soon as I put pen to paper, the tears start and make everything run...I've written and delivered eulogies before, but this one has to be special, and I'm not managing it :-(



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Oct. 18th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
Whatever you write will be good.

At this point everything is coming from your heart and will be truthful and honest. Whatever words you decide to use will honor your father and show your love for him.


Oct. 18th, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
You've suffered a lot of loss in the last couple of years, so it's understandable this seems very difficult.

People will take from it what they need to.

For that reason I say: He's your father, I'd write about your happy memories of him, and let the tears flow. Even if it feels like what you are writing is trite, it won't be. And it's good to go through it - I believe it helps with the grief process.

I can't imagine what I would feel if my Dad died suddenly so I'm sure your difficulty with this is completely to be expected. Take care, don't forget to eat properly and don't drink too much booze if you do. *hug*
Oct. 18th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
It's so very difficult sometimes to put feelings into words when it means so much, but you can't get this wrong; whatever you say will be right :;hugs you::
Oct. 20th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
I was thinking of you earlier today and wondering how you were. (hug) I know how hard it can be at times to find the right words to convey what you need to say. Everyone is right in that whatever you say will be right. I was thinking today of my father, the life lessons he had taught me, and the example he was to me of how to live.
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