September 14th, 2009

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Apropos of Nothing in Particular

Spotted this quotation in a review of Kay Redfield Jamison's new book, Nothing Was the Same:

"It has been said that grief is a kind of madness. I disagree. There is a sanity to grief, in its just proportion of emotion to cause, that madness does not have." -- Kay Redfield Jamison

The book, a memoir of her life with her husband, and his death, looks excellent.

Oh: I am reading very little, mostly because I am working on getting the apartment ready for a new resident. Eight years ago, in the week of 9/11, I was packing some of these same possessions. A few have never been out of boxes since. Time to let them go.