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You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.
—  Anne Lamott
You’ll get through this.“ That’s what people say, don’t they? They said it to me. It really pissed me off. What exactly does it mean to "get through this”? Through what? What’s on the other side? I didn’t want to get through it. I wanted to die … In it. And then my mom, she said that grief is like a suitcase that sits at the bottom of your bed. And no matter what, without fail, you have it pick it up every day, take it with you. Some days, it will be filled with rocks, and you won’t think you can carry it. And then other days … Light as a feather. That, she said, is “getting through it.” It made sense to me.
—  Claire Bennigan (The Whispers)
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