- Shock or Disbelief
- Acceptance and Hope
I don’t mean this to sound melodramatic, and I certainly don’t mean to belittle these emotions for someone who is grieving for a loved one, but I honestly feel like I went through most of the seven stages of grief yesterday.
What rescued me at the end of the day was stepping onto a flight to Toulouse and being made so welcome by my French hosts. I feel like I’ve run away, but it’s also given me some perspective.
Whilst I don’t deny there are going to be changes, changes that are unknown and probably unpalatable; we are archaeologists. And there are a number of traits I think we share as archaeologists that will see us through this.
- The first is an ability to look beyond the now. This is usually directed to the past, but the important thing…
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