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“Mourning has a pace and rhythm of its own. It cannot be rushed.”
“To mourn is to be extraordinarily vulnerable. It is to be at the mercy of inside feelings and outside events in a way most of us have not been since early childhood.”
“A mourner is, perforce, a person with a story. The pity is, how very rarely it gets told.”
Christian McEwen, English-born U.S. writer