The idea alone makes me feel strange and weary and very, very still.
taylor hatmaker

This aspect of grief resonates with me so much. After the deaths of my parents I really did not want to my friends — for very, very different reasons than yours, but still, the idea of having to define my experiences made me feel “strange and weary and very, very still.” That phrase just, yeah, hits me hard.

I’m sorry for your loss, by which I mean, I’m sorry that you lost your freedom so young, that you lost your innate sense of safety at the hands of a monster.

I’m so glad your mother has survived this.

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