Celine Dion Returns to the Stage
What are the stages of grief, what does it look like? For everyone the journey is quite different however, it is important to go through it moment by moment and hopefully you have loved ones to support you. In these days very few people do, how do the lonely cope?
"The Show Must Go On"
When I was a little girl, I thought that if I had this or that...my life would be better. There is always something missing in a life isn't it? Rich children have everything money can buy but they want their parent's affection instead. Poor children have their parents but they want Air Jordans, bomber jackets and tickets to movies with friends. On and on it goes, just waves of unfettered dissatisfaction.
When my children were young, the Titanic movie came out and my heart just melted at the lyrics, "Near, far, wherever you are...and you're here in my heart, and my heart will go on and on..." sang by a Canadian angel, Celine Dion. It is a moment that I recall to this day...her lilting voice, the longing, the emotion, the loss...now those words pierce every tear as they are true for Celine and her Rene'...
As a young mother, I suppose I knew that I could lose a child...who am I kidding? It was my greatest fear!! So, many nightmares, torturous thoughts, moments of utter anxiety...how I survived parenthood, I just don't know...
In an interview with ABC News, Celine Dion stated that she was is shock and how she saw him suffer. "I live with him inside of me..." She said that she told him that she wanted him to just go in peace. Every night they still speak to him, they say good night to Rene'. Then her brother died on Rene' birthday...it is so difficult, but Celine Dion is making it through. As she said, she does not have a choice. Even though it was expected you are never prepared.
For 30 years Rene' managed her career. Rene' prepared her and she has a concerts in Las Vegas coming up..
Ticket prices range from $179.00 to $1,204.00 each at the Caesars Palace - Colosseum, Las Vegas, NV
The Stages of Grief
There are five stages of grief; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. What is not communicated is that you may feel all of these stages in ONE day. I know personally, I have many times, many days. Then there is the self pity. There is the crushing self pity. Woe is me seeps from every pore...it's in your eyes, it's in your hairstyle, it's your posture, a knowledge that somehow the heavens have disapproved of you.
See there yet another aspect of grief, the lowered self esteem. Depending on how the death of a loved one happens...for Celine Dion it was a slow agonizing death by centimeters, a choke hold that slowly tightens over 3 years...For others like me it was a karmic sucker punch, I knew it was coming I just did not know when. How did I know? Well, my son TOLD me he was going to die and I would have to deal with it. Yes, it is true, he told me many years before. Then there was the denial from me.
The stages of grief began years before my son was killed and in like manner with Celine Dion...grief began 3 years prior to Rene' Angelil's actual death. I spent years trying to change my son's mind and Celine spent 3 years arriving at acceptance. Celine is moving on yet I remain in an emotional quagmire. Some days are wonderful and then there are other days that are a misery.
What's the Difference?
What's the difference between living your life with your family and friends in tact and managing grief? Nothing. There is no difference. In life there are struggles. In life, you always are grieving something as nothing lasts forever, good or bad.
So there is nothing to do but take a deep breath and just live your life. You will lack some things - so what? So get up, take a shower, comb your hair, pick out an outfit and get up there on the stage of your life and sing loud and free!!!
THE SHOW MUST GO ON.