The madness of grief Richard coles review: Death is part of the routine of Reverend Richard Coles whether it is pastoral care for the bereaved, discussion of the afterlife with parishioners, or calling to perform the last rites. However, Coles took Coles a lot of surprise from his partner, Rev. David Coles, who died in December. At the age of 42, David’s death was unforeseen – he never recovered from an internal bleeding surgery.
Now the man who helps others to examine the moral questions of life so often has found himself in need of help. He seeks guidance from others to lead him through sorrow. The shepherd is led by the flock.
A lot of grief surprised Coles: when someone dies, how much more difficult it’s to go to work alone, how hard it is to type a text message to your partner and then realize that you are your own person. A lot about grief has surprised Coles.