AS WE ARE NO LONGERHere is a quote from Joan Didion’s bracing and courageous book on grief, ‘The Year of Magical Thinking.’ Thank you Deborah and Nico for sending it. It’s a beautiful thing. Love Susie x

We are not idealised wild things, we are imperfect mortals, aware of that mortality even as we push 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 longer. As we will one day not be at all.

Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking