aaaaaaaa – n. liminal pre-conscious space just before waking:
aaaaaaaa – n. person who loses a spouse and at least one child, including an unborn child, in the same horrific event:
He wished that he could easily explain to people that he was a aaaaaaaa instead of a widower so that people would be less inclined to offer aaaaaaaas about how lucky he was not to have children.
antiaaaaaaa – n. place where grieving is not accepted, comfortable, or safe:
After reading the aaaaaaaa’s tweet about how so much of the world felt like an antiaaaaaaa, she wanted to create city maps identifying all the aaaaaaa’s. Imagine how lovely it would be to look up directions to the nearest aaaaaaaon your phone when something aaaaaaas you in a public place.
aaaaaaa– 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 both to aaaaaaa and to simply let their own sorrow for other losses surface.
 – v. to author your own obituary:
She ed to ease the burden on her son who struggled to write confidently even under the best of circumstances.
aaaaaa– n. eulogy that evokes the uniqueness of the deceased:
The first time he heard a aaaaaa instead of a aaaaaaa , he was astounded by its ability to make his own grief seem more logical and how connected he felt to the other mourners.
aaaaaaaa  – n. unsolvable puzzle left in the wake of a tragedy:
When his wife left the house that morning, her last words were, “I will be your substitute today.” For the rest of his life, he wrestled with the aaaaaaaa  of wondering if his wife had some premonition that she would die and he would survive the bombing of Hiroshima.
aaaaaaaa– v. to draw strength or comfort from the memory of someone who has died by wearing the deceased’s clothing:
The aaaaaaa realized that he wore the same sized shoes as his son when he picked up his son’s belongings from the school. While he could not aaaaaaaa the shoes his son was wearing when he was killed because they were aaaaaaaaaed, he began to select other shoes from his son to aaaaaaaa on aaaaaaaaaaas, to meet with families of other school shooting victims, and to advocate for laws to prevent similar tragedies.