The Trauma of Being Alive

TALKING with my 88-year-old mother, four and a half years after my father died from a brain tumor, I was surprised to hear her questioning herself. “You’d think I would be over it by now,” she said, speaking of the pain of losing my father, her husband of almost 60 years. “It’s been more than four years, and I’m still upset.”

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/opinion/sunday/the-trauma-of-being-alive.html?ref=todayspaper&

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