What is heavier: The world or its people’s hearts?

We are not idealized wild things.

We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away, failed by our very complication, so wired that when we mourn our losses we also mourn, for better or for worse, ourselves.

As we were. As we are no longer. As we will one day not be at all.

– Joan Didion, from The Year of Magical Thinking 

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