Superstar clans that have lived with trauma and scandal look to bury the past in very different ways.
BY PAUL KAIHLA — Grief is a very private affair. But this week, it’s going very public for the loved ones of Michael Jackson and Ted Kennedy. May they rest in peace — and for the rest of us, may we share the Dalai Lama’s brand of guidance and comfort.
The loss of a loved one is a shock to your system. It’s useful to remind yourself that you’re in trauma. A being who took up a Grand Canyon worth of space in your psyche is gone. The vacuum their loss has left leaves you confused – and reeling. So do drugs, alcohol, addictions, affairs and other escapes. You don’t need any more momentum in that direction.
You’ll keep asking yourself, “What do I do now?” Don’t even try to answer that question. You can’t.
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