"Sometimes a mind is just born late, coming through waves on a slower journey. You were never, in the end, alone. Isn't it a blessing, what becomes from inside the alone?" Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water
Barthes on photography + mourning.
“It is said that mourning, by its gradual labour, slowly erases pain; I
could not, I cannot believe this; because for me, Time eliminates the
emotion of loss (I do not weep), that is all. For the rest, everything
has remained motionless. For what I have lost is not a Figure (the
Mother), but a being; and not a being, but a quality (a soul): not the
indispensable, but the irreplaceable.”