Posts Tagged ‘joan didion’

as we were

we are not idealized wild things. we are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves. as we were. as we are no longer. as we will one […]

thirteen | year four

words of the month | october 2010

we forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget (joan didion)

thousand word thursday

you have to pick the places you don’t walk away from. (joan didion)

read this book

imagine this:  several days before christmas, your only daughter falls ill and lies, unresponsive, in a coma.  you and your husband leave the hospital and sit down to dinner at home.  as you finish mixing the salad, you look over to your husband who is suddenly slumped motionless on the table.  he has suffered a […]