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Chris Raymond

Seeking Inspiration?

By November 17, 2012

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My recent article about writing a eulogy got me thinking about writer's block -- the condition where you can't think about what to write about or, even if you have a subject in mind, how to proceed. I've experienced this at times throughout my career and, sometimes, the best solution was simply to shut down my computer and try again the next day.

But more often, I've jumped on Google and searched for quotations about my chosen topic. Reading the eloquent expressions born of the world's great minds usually jostles my own gray matter enough to get the words flowing.

With that in mind, I've gathered a selection of quotes on the death, dying and grief caused by the loss of a mother. If you are in the process of writing a eulogy for your mother, or feeling her loss and seeking some comforting words, then I hope you will find these quotations helpful.

In the future, I will add selections focused on other loved ones, such as fathers, grandparents, siblings, etc.

Do you have an inspiring quotation about mothers you'd like to share? Please post it in the comments section below.

Comments
November 23, 2012 at 9:41 am
(1) Tiny says:

This is wonderful stuff. We should take care and remember these sentiments not only in death but in life. There is no greater love than a mother’s heart.

It would be nice to see music in the future. Music that moves the soul to reflect what you can’t always say in words.

November 28, 2012 at 12:06 am
(2) William Housley says:

This is really great stuff.

For a class assignment, I had to write my own eulogy. I found myself experiencing writer’s block, too.

I had the most difficult time starting my eulogy. I could remember a lot of the life experiences that had significant meaning, however, I had a very difficult time knowing where to begin. I knew that my birth should come first, but what was so important about it? I don’t know, as I don’t remember anything.

In any event, I got through it. It took a while to completely finish, but I think it turned out to be a pretty good eulogy with really meaningful topics.

December 18, 2012 at 10:37 am
(3) donna says:

Good post. I am dealing with many of thesе issues as well.
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