The linguistic sensitivity and timing are inspired. Life is hard, but for those rare few who feel, there’s almost another world. You balance the joy against the heartache. I think I’d rather be the blunted instrument I am if it gave me the chance to avoid the pain these two young people felt. I suspect it’s given to only a few of us to feel this deeply. Even rarer, to be able to express it.
You’ve given the world a gem, a hard real truth to hold in the hand. It’ll mean something to those who’ve known too much pain.