TIMOFollowing on from yesterday’s post on talking about death, I remembered these words of wisdom from Timothy O’Grady in ‘ I could read the sky’:

“What is to miss someone? It is not the throbbing ache of a wound. it is not the pain you get under your ribs from running. It is not a befouled feeling, the feeling of being in mud. It is the feeling of being in a strange place and losing direction. It is the feeling of looking without seeing and eating without tasting. It is forgetfulness, the inability to move, the inability to connect. It is a sentence you must serve and, if the person you miss is dead, the sentence is long.”