The Year of Magical Thinking: page 49
This book, this intensely personal study of one person’s grief, is making me recall how I felt after people I knew had passed away. There were a few accidents, a couple suicides, and a few medical conditions/natural causes. I’ve not known a significant number of people who have died, which is probably a function of my age, and I’m sure that, much too soon after the current series of weddings and babies, the funerals will begin. It worries me a little to think about the passing on of people I hold dear, especially so if they’re taken quite suddenly and unexpectedly; it feels that much more difficult to accept these deaths because they leave a gaping hole in your life.