“Hi. In honor of it being National Grief Awareness Day, I wrote an essay about Grief which was posted today on @people. I thought I’d post it here in the hopes that anyone who needs to hear all of this it helps in some way,” she wrote in the caption of the Aug. 30 post.
The Instagram post includes a photo of Lisa Marie sitting on a sofa as she rested her head on Keough, who died by suicide at age 27 on July 12, 2020.
The post invited her followers to read an essay in which she spoke candidly about grief and death, expressing that it “is part of life.”
In her own words, the daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley wrote: “Death is part of life whether we like it or not — and so is grieving. There is so much to learn and understand on the subject, but here’s what I know so far: One is that grief does not stop or go away in any sense, a year, or years after the loss.”
Going into her own experience after the death of her son, she added, “Grief is something you will have to carry with you for the rest of your life, in spite of what certain people or our culture wants us to believe. You do not ‘get over it,’ you do not ‘move on,’ period.”
A month before that post, she shared another touching tribute to her son with a photo of their feet resting on a chair as they showcased their matching tattoos.
She explained in the caption of the July 12 post that the mother-son duo had gotten matching tattoos “several years ago, on Mother’s Day.”
“It’s a Celtic eternity knot,” she explained. “Symbolizing that we will be connected eternally. We carefully picked it to represent our eternal love and our eternal bond. 💔😞”