Letters Unreread

Grief is a great force. This anecdote struck me.

[…] and carefully gathered up all of David’s letters to me. Once I was on the airplane, I methodically put the letters into order according to when they had been written; I decided to wait until I got to London, however, before reading them. The next day, in Hyde Park, when I sat down to read, I found I could get through only the first half of the first letter. I started sobbing uncontrollably. To this day I have neither reopened nor reread any of his letters.

Kay Redfield Jamison. An Unquiet Mind.

And so for day 836

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