From Grief Beyond Belief member William Farlin Cain’s blog entry on how providing food for grieving friends can be one of the kindest ways to support them in a time of need and sorrow:
Food is powerful – most people can eat anything you put in front of them, so making them some manner of dish is always going to be possible as a short, simple way of helping out in the short term. They understood that, and they understood that we might just want to indulge and have something over-the-top nice to eat, so they threw in the desserts instead of just the pot roasts, fried chicken, and buckets of mashed potatoes. We needed more than a crutch (and we needed that crutch, don’t get me wrong), we needed -salve- for the wound.
Read the rest of Comfort Food.