It bears repeating,,,

…because it’s so very true:

“When you undergo huge trauma in middle life, everybody is in league with us to deny that the old life has ended.  Everybody is trying to patch us up and get us back to who we were, when in fact what we need to be told is, ‘You’re dead. Who are you going to be tomorrow?'”  –Reynolds Price

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One thought on “It bears repeating,,,

  1. Not everybody.

    I learned very quickly that the kindest words I had were “Welcome to your new normal.”

    It lessens the expectation that the old life will ever return.

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