Every year in the month of February, both love and Black History highlighted– a time for –Valentine’s Day and remembering love – emphasizing the importance of love in our lives. It’s not very unusual for us to fail to put 2 & 2 together, but love and grief are intimately related.  You can’t have one without the other.  You do not grieve unless you love and the risk of love involves the inevitability of grief.  We should remember this relationship.