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The Long Goodbye The Long Goodbye by Meghan O'Rourke
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“Sometimes you don't even know what you want until you find out you can't have it.”
Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye
“One of the grubby truths about a loss is that you don't just mourn the dead person, you mourn the person you got to be when the lost one was alive. This loss might even be what affects you the most.”
Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye
“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 is like waking up in a world without sky: unimaginable.”
Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye
“The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created.”
Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye
“If the condition of grief is nearly universal, its transactions are exquisitely personal.”
Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye
“In the months that followed my mother's death, I managed to look like a normal person. I walked the street; I answered my phone; I brushed my teeth; most of the time. But I was not OK. I was in grief. Nothing seemed important. Daily tasks were exhausting. Dishes piled in the sink, knives crusted with strawberry jam. At one point I did not wash my hair for ten days. I felt that I had abruptly arrived at a terrible, insistent truth about the impermanence of everyday.”
Meghan O'Rourke, The Long Goodbye

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