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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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suze2000
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*