amazing read - recommend
Nothing prepared me for the loss of my mother. Even knowing that she would die did not prepare me. A mother, after all, is your entry into the world. She is the shell in which you divide and become a life. Waking up in a world without her like waking up in world without the sky; unimaginable. And because my mother died relatively young – fifty-five- I feel robbed of twenty years with her I’d always imagined having. (Meghan O’Rourke, p.10)
I did not write these words but I feel as if I have thought them a thousand times.
The Long Goodbye by Meghan O’Rourke is probably the best memoir I have read all year and probably the most insight look on grief I have ever read.
An excerpt The Long Goodbye Excerpt