Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Birthday Memorial #2
Billy and I were talking today, and it would have been Trey's birthday. Know what? We still miss you like crazy, damn it.
"You think that the despair will stop you cold, but it doesn't: it wraps itself up in a dark corner somewhere inside and forces the rest of your system to function, to take care of practical matters, which may not be important but which keep you going, which guarantee that you are still, somehow, alive." –Peter Høeg, Smilla’s Sense of Snow
"Poet Mark Doty says: 'Being in grief, it turns out, is not unlike being in love. In both states, the imagination is entirely occupied with one person... Everything that touches us seems to relate back to that center; there is no other emotional life, no place outside the universe of feeling centered on that pivotal figure.'" - quoted by Mary D. Esselman & Elizabeth Ash Velez in _The Hell With Love_ (Poems to Mend a Broken Heart)