I will not enumerate exhaustively what I did during that frenzied period, though I would like to share with you the most ripping task I had to achieve; the disposal of Louise's personal effects. There are different schools of thought on this. Some people hang on forever to the personal possessions of their deceased loved ones, never moving a shoe from where it lay when the person died or keeping their child's room intact for years. others are more selective and keep only mementos such as the funeral ashes, specific pieces of jewelry or clothing, specific pictures, etc. Others, like me, dispose of everything as soon as possible in an effort to eliminate from view objects that could be a painful reminder of the loved one. No one reaction in particular is the right one, but is merely a personal choice on how each person deals with grief.
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