On Grief

What We Think About When We Think About Red Lobster

The comfort of chain restaurants

Adeline Dimond
Published in
27 min readOct 23, 2023


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This story is about Red Lobster, but first I must tell you where I was on 9/11.

I was less than a year out of law school when I watched the second plane go into the second tower. I was standing in front of a wall of windows in the cafeteria of a building on…