by liberal japonicus
A little bit back, Gary Farber linked to this Playboy interview of Stephen Colbert on his facebook page. (apologies for the various stuff around the interview, but I can't find a way to just link to the frame) From the interview, Colbert talks about the experience of his father and two brothers dying in a plane crash when he was a teenager.
The interesting thing about grief, I think, is that it is its own size. It is not the size of you. It is its own size. And grief comes to you. You know what I mean? I’ve always liked that phrase He was visited by grief, because that’s really what it is. Grief is its own thing. It’s not like it’s in me and I’m going to deal with it. It’s a thing, and you have to be okay with its presence. If you try to ignore it, it will be like a wolf at your door.
more rambling thoughts below the fold.
I'm anxious but I can't hear you
tired of swimming towards you silently
I want to see you but unseen waves push me a little bit further away
Don't stop, keep it going baby
Tell me that we have the same feeling
I don't try hard to work things out but
Just a little more will be good
I wanna be with you now
the distance between us will shrink
from now there will be time enough
We can start over
I won't be alone
That's what I'm thinking about on a grey morning here.