Christmas works like glue, it keeps us all sticking together.
I will continue my path, but I will keep a memory always.
Try to capture what you can't bear to be without
Wherever you look there is so much loss and folly to contemplate.
I am not afraid of death, which after all can't be far away. What does frighten me, though, is the halfway stage.
Anything that makes it easier to understand, makes it a little easier to bear.
I am afraid of losing what I have already valued.
The dead and not-yet dead, we are company all together.
Death, when it's right there it doesn't seem too huge and terrible to let into your mind.
The dead do not harm us, only the alive.
Is nothing in life ever straight and clear, the way children see it?
After a lifetime's independence– yes, selfish independence as my daughter would rightly claim – I am terrified of being reduced to childhood once more, to helplessness, to seas of confusion from which the cruel lucid intervals poke up like rock shoals.
Let her be with her memories. Better that than be aware of this reality.
I've grieved enough for his life cut short and for mine for running on for so long with so little in it. It's weakness now, but I suppose I am crying out of a general sense of loss. Maybe I am mourning for the human condition.
Learning is important. It is a way to make a life better for yourself and your family.
I need them and they need me to need them
Things don't matter, people do
Some things I can never forget. I must not. Otherwise what do I have left?
I can only strive for what is important
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