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February 10, 2012

TT: Almanac

"The patience most people have for someone else's grief is short-lived. The display of a measured grief is comforting. It implies order, and even benevolence (for being designed of sensible proportions) to process of life that we don't understand well, can understand only if we have gone through them. Profound grief suggests mysteries at the heart of human existence that cannot be prepared for, which can come at any time, and into any life."

Alec Wilkinson, A Violent Act

Posted February 10, 2012 12:00 AM

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