Saturday, September 24, 2005

In today's Times Magazine:
Nor can we know ahead of the fact (and here lies the heart of the difference between grief as we imagine it and grief as it is) the unending absence that follows, the void, the very opposite of meaning, the relentless succession of moments during which we will confront the experience of meaninglessness itself.


dan said...

I only saw the cover of the magazine. It was almost more than I could do to really take a good look at it, going through my own small grief right now (my boy's left home!). I'll try to read it this week some time.

Pete said...

It's pretty damn powerful. I was especially moved (as my choice of excerpt suggests) by Didion's contemplation of meaning -- its absence and how terrifying that is.