So very well said … ‘GRIEVING AND MOURNING‘ … “Metaphorically, we can do the same with RBG. We can carry our memory of her around with us. We can ask ourselves ‘What would RBG do?’ and then try to do it. That’s proper mourning, right there.”
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.
The grim and sorrowful constellation of thoughts and emotions we’re experiencing right now, that’s grief. The word comes from the Old French term grever meaning “afflict, burden, oppress,” which is from the Latin gravare, which meant “to make heavy.” Grief is heavy; it weighs us down.
The outward expression of grief, that’s mourning. Mourning has a more complex origin. It comes from a Proto-Indo-European root which, because of linguistic convention, is usually written as *(s)mer. It refers to the act of remembrance, reflection, recollection. Mourning is how we use our memories and understanding of the dead to gradually reduce the awful weight of our grief.
Grief is what we feel; mourning is what we do.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead, and there’s absolutely nothing we can do about that. Our grief is both personal and communal. We grieve for what she means…
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We lost a warrior, we lost a champion, we lost a treasure!! … “She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court says; it was her fifth bout with cancer since 1999.” … May she rest in eternal power!!
2020 has been a horrible year….and it just got worse.
Sad news…..Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has from cancer.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday at her home in Washington, DC, reports the AP. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court says; it was her fifth bout with cancer since 1999. NPR reports that in the days before her death, Ginsburg dictated the following statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
“Our nation has lost a justice of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement, per NPR. “We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague. Today we mourn but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her, a tireless and resolute champion of…
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I was looking through my phone and the alert came through and my heart sank!! My heart is still down somewhere in my body …
“Tonight, people all across the nation are broken-hearted over the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. No, it wasn’t unexpected, but still it was a shock. When I received the first notification on my phone shortly after 7:30, I felt the tears immediately welling, as I’m sure many others did.”
Tonight, people all across the nation are broken-hearted over the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. No, it wasn’t unexpected, but still it was a shock. When I received the first notification on my phone shortly after 7:30, I felt the tears immediately welling, as I’m sure many others did.I wish that I could simply write a tribute to Justice Ginsburg without bringing politics into it, but unfortunately that is not possible. Still, let me take a few minutes to tell you a few things you may not know about RBG as she is affectionately known.
Rejected after law school for a Supreme Court clerkship because she was a woman, she began her legal career as a law professor and pioneering advocate for women’s legal rights. She got her first teaching position at Rutgers University, where she was paid less than her male counterparts because her husband…
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