I talked with my therapist today and was telling him about an event I was invited to and how it made me feel. I was surprised at how much I was unraveling as I was telling him about it. I guess I hadn’t fully processed the event and there was a lot to detangle. I’m being intentionally vague, but it made me think about how economic class and family makeup and dynamics affect how we grieve and how we relate to other people who are also grieving. My grief experience is very much shaped by the dynamics of my extended family, plus the fact that I am an only child who was raised by a single mom. It’s different from someone who grew up in a two parent household with siblings and a close extended family. I don’t know why I’m thinking about this.