If you’re newly mourning a loss, I know how raw your heart feels right now. I know it feels like you’ve swallowed gasoline followed by a match. I promise it will pass. It takes time, and I’m not sure I understand death any more clearly at 20 than I did at 10, but it gets easier to breathe.
The death of a parent is like surviving a bullet wound. That metal piece of nothingness may live lodged in your body for the rest of your life — but, sooner than you imagine, you will only feel it when twisting your body at certain angles.
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