Nicholas Wolterstorff wrote Lament For a Son after his son Eric died in a mountain climbing accident. Excellent book. He gave me a phrase to help me see where I am: sitting on the mourning bench. Grief has put me there. Grief present and anticipated. Grief in the lives of people I cherish, which deepens it. Sitting on the bench of mourning makes me see the world differently. Things I thought were important aren’t. I have little to say now and little inclination to write. I am going to sit quietly for a while on the mourning bench.
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