There is sadness and there is grief. They are two totally different beasts which consume you in different ways. Sadness hits fast and takes you down. It doesn’t always kill you. Usually, it’s usually just a wound.
Grief takes you down like sadness but then finishes you off by picking you apart. Ripping the meat from your bones; till you’re left in a heap. Those same bones gnashed and scared. It takes years to feel right again.