When one parent dies, the world is dramatically altered, absolutely, but you still have another one left. When that second parent dies, it's the loss of all ties, and where does that leave you? You lose your history, your sense of connection to the past. You also lose the final buffer between you and death. Even if you're an adult, it's weird to be orphaned.

Hope Edelman in Motherless Daughters

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Hope Edelman (born June 17, 1964) is an American non-fiction author, essayist, and writing instructor.

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