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A wave is defined as a disturbance that spreads through a medium.
Picture the ocean on a calm day. Gentle wave after wave meet the shore, predictably and harmlessly. And then one rogue wave crashes in and disrupts the balance. Maybe there was something that caused it – a change in the tide, or the wind, or an undercurrent. Maybe a storm is coming and the new roughness was fully predictable. Maybe nothing changed in the ocean or on the shore, and that rogue wave was just that… rogue.
There is a reason we say that grief comes in waves. Before or after a storm, the surf is rough and grief is raw. It sweeps you off your feet. But time passes and pain fades. You learn to walk in the surf.