A photograph of a figurine with a round medallion-like head with eyes closed. The whole rest of the body of the figurine is swaddled in rough cloth, wrapped carefully like a small child.

A Grief Doll

This simple activity may help ease your transition.

• Draw a portrait of your beloved departed

• Rescue their handkerchief (or apron, or other cloth of theirs)

• Make a Grief Doll and keep it under your pillow

• Tell them how much you miss and love them

• Let them inhabit your dreams

• Welcome them to rest peacefully in your beating heart

Prompt by: Cecilia Mandrile