Tuesday, January 19, 2010

reverse labour

"A phrase from, of all things, a Carrie Fisher novel steadied me after my father died. She described grief as a “reverse labor,” the contractions of which grow further and further apart until finally they stop altogether. Remembering that helped me through the spasms, and also helped me not feel guilty when normality wished to return again."

-- via Joshreads.com

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