Imagine two bathtubs side by side. Go ahead and get fancy, and think of those huge, white porcelain tubs with the claw feet and the long, swooping faucet. One of those tubs is full of water. Filled to the brim and almost spilling over. The other tub is completely empty. Dry as a bone. Ok, so I suppose it's a little weird that these tubs are right next to each other, so let's go ahead and move the empty tub to another room. With such fancy clawed feet tubs, we must be in an enormous mansion, so how about we move the empty tub to a bathroom in the back of the west wing? You know where the west wing is, right? Down two flights of stairs, across the grand ballroom, past the library and then the third door on the right just after the kitchen. Got it? Alright, so now, I'm going to give you a job. It's a very important job and it must be done as quickly as possible - otherwise everyone will get very impatient with you and probably make some inappropriate comments about your abilities to do it. Your job is to transfer the water from the tub upstairs to the one in the west wing. What should you use to move the water from tub to tub? Hmmmm...here's a thimble. That is definitely big enough, no problem. Oh, by the way, you want to make sure that once you're done that there is absolutely no water in the upstairs tub whatsoever. We are out of towels, so you can use this sandpaper, as long as you don't scratch the porcelain. Oh yeah, also, every once in a while, I'm going to turn on the faucet up there and let it run for a few minutes. You know, just to keep you on your toes. Then, obviously, I'll probably have to let a little water out of the west wing tub every few minutes too. People will want to take a bath in there and they'll need it completely full of hot water when they do, so you'll really have to stay on top of that. Now, remember, the world is timing you, so you'd better do this pretty soon. Plus, we're all watching you, so don't spill anything either. Did I forget to mention, you'll need to be wearing these roller skates? Aaaannnnd....GO!
That is what overcoming grief is like.