Thursday, October 11, 2007

void

There's been a sudden death in my family this week, so I'm in upstate NY and will not be blogging again until I get back to Brooklyn on Monday. For now I leave you with a quote from the book I'm currently reading, which I feel is all too appropriate…

"We have no way of knowing that the funeral itself will be anodyne, a kind of narcotic regression in which we are wrapped in the care of others and the gravity and meaning of the occasion. Nor can we know ahead of the fact (and here lies the heart of the difference between grief as we imagine it and grief as it is) the unending absence that follows, the void, the very opposite of meaning, the relentless succession of moments during which we will confront the experience of meaninglessness itself."

- Joan Didion
The Year of Magical Thinking

6 comments:

megan said...

I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss! Hilary

Miss Dot said...

so sorry, you are in my thoughts.

happyduck1979 said...

I am very sorry for your loss.

Liana said...

Hope you're OK.

Having experienced a personal tragedy of my own recently when I found this on etsy I thought it sort of said it all: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6124346

Midge said...

thank you all.