The Origami of Remembering— Lorraine Hedtke

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When so much of work in the realm of grief has focused on ‘letting go’ and ‘saying goodbye’ to those who have died, the ideas in this paper offer an alternative path. When working with people who are living with grief, finding ways to honour and ‘keep alive’ the relationship with the person who has died can be sustaining and hopeful. In this paper, Lorraine introduces the metaphor of ‘origami of remembering’, using it to describe the process of folding and re-folding the stories of people’s lives and how they are linked to those who have passed away.