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aaaaaaa[185]– n. place where grieving is expected or where it is safe and comfortable to grieve:

When they happened upon a memorial for David Bowie outside his home on Lafayette Street, they appreciated having a aaaaaaa[185] both to aaaaaaa[59] and to simply let their own sorrow for other losses surface.

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aaaaaaaaa[119]– n. weight of knowing that you took someone’s life:

When she read about a two year-old who accidentally shot and killed his brother, she wondered how theaaaaaaaaa[41] would process theaaaaaaaaa[119] later in life.

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aaaaaa[60]– n. volunteer pallbearer for a aaaa[73] (most commonly a veteran):

His experience as a aaaaaa[60]in high school encouraged him to volunteer to aaaaaaaaaa[54] after he graduated from college and made him more comfortable around death.

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aaaaa[73] – n. person without any living family or friends who dies without any mourners:

The aaaaaa[60] was saddened that she knew so little about the homeless veteran they were burying who was a aaaaa[47] of his military unit as well as a aaaaa[73].

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aaaaa[47] – n. the last surviving member of a group or family:

Can you imagine how isolated you would feel if you were the aaaaa[47] speaker of a language on the brink of extinction?

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aaaaaaa[11]  – n. mourning ritual where a person does not throw away anything that belonged to the deceased: 

Even though the house is filled with objects, photos, and smells thataaaaaaa[12], both siblings were adhering to their family’s unspokenaaaaaaaa[11].

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aaaaaaa[279]  – n. feeling of isolation or disconnection caused by wanting to be with other mourners but being unable to travel to memorial services because of finances, work, school, immigration status, imprisonment, etc:

A few months after his sister’s death, the aaaaaaaaa[41]‘s father died but he could not afford to fly back to South America again. Intense waves of aaaaaaa[279] overwhelmed him until he was able to visit his father’s grave.

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aaaaaaaaaa[54]  – v. to comfort a dying stranger: 

The  aaaaaaaa[39] ’s guilt about her partner dying alone prompted her to volunteer to  aaaaaaaaaa[54] at a local hospital.

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aaaaaa[70] – v. to lose a fundamental part or parts of your identity:

aaaaaaaa [49]s of an only child aaaaaaa [70] that many people do not acknowledge or understand. 

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aaaaaa[142] – n. the song that you sing when the deal gets so bad:

When she heard theaaaaaaaa[39]discuss his aaaaaa[142]she wished that she had one to comfort her. There were songs that  brought up  aaaaaaaaaa[184],and others that aaaaaaa[12]ed her but none that rallied her spirits the way he described.

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aaaaaaaaaa[184]– n. cherished memory you fear will change if you play it too often:

He feared that the memory of first morning that they woke in their house would rapidly become a aaaaaaaaaa[157] Consequently, he would only let his mind savor thisaaaaaaaaaa[184]on aaaaaaa[58]s.