An emotion observed
I've been thinking a lot about grief lately, because of some recent events. (Nothing that close to home, though — don't worry about me.)
I'm a very shy, introverted person and when under any sort of stress, I become even more shy and introverted. This means that when I'm grieving, attention — even in the form of sympathy — is really the last thing I want. (The last time I had any major loss to mourn, I was grateful that almost no one knew about it, so I could be left to my pain in peace.)
I realize that not everyone is like this, and that many people find such behavior confusing. Melyngoch once confessed that she often has a hard time "reading" me when really stressed. (Apparently "sad quiet," "happy quiet," "angry quiet," "upset quiet," "hurt quiet," and "embarrassed quiet" all look the same — who knew?)
How do you grieve?