Nothing prepared me for the loss of my mother. Even knowing that she would die did not prepare me. A mother, after all, is your entry into the world. She is the shell in which you divide and become a life. Waking up in a world without her is like waking up in a world without sky: unimaginable.

Meghan O'Rourke in The Long Goodbye

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Meghan O'Rourke (born 1976) is an American nonfiction writer, poet and critic.

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