Grief is a strange, complicated thing. And the ways we channel it are varied, and personal and sometimes impossible to truly put into words. But Andrew Garfield found a way to express what art means to him, and how it helps him through his own personal grief — he recently lost his mother — as he was promoting Tick Tick …Boom! and we’re not truly okay after that clip.
Because we get it, even if we haven’t been his exact shoes. Grief is the universal connection, even more so after a pandemic we all lived through together, and lost so much because of. And though art isn’t the way we all channel it, there’s still so much about the way artists, like Garfield, put into their work, that touches all of us.
So, if you can, stop and listen to what he’s saying. And know you’re not alone.
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