This weekend I read a wonderful piece in the last weeks edition of The New Yorker by Meghan O’Rourke about her experience with her mother as she was sick and her grief after she passed away.
It is really beautiful written.
And as someone who is very interested in grief and fascinated by other peoples relationship to it, and I love talking about it, and thinking about it, and learning about it... I find that it is sometimes hard to find writing out there that I can relate to, and this is one of those rare moments.
If you would like to read it, you can find it here
There is also a discussion between O'Rourke and Joyce Carol Oats in The New York Times called Why We Write About Grief that you can read here if you are interested
Thanks to Ann Faison for pointing me in the direction of both these pieces of writing.
Read Ann's amazing and inspiring blog here.