reactionsSeptember 15, 2011
People are responding to my article in GOOD, which is now available online. This one comment in particular struck me:
“Rebecca, I know you’re young, and only spent a short time with Clark, but as long as you have these messages, you’ll never really lose him… Dealing with loss is never easy at any age, but your story shows so much grace under pressure, on the part of you both, I have been truly moved, and for that I thank you. The fact that something so mundane as a bunch of emails has connected you in such a transcendent way to the man you love, you’ve shown a beautiful facet to what is otherwise a horrible tragedy, and I’m honored to have read this story. Thank you.”
This guy’s thanking ME?
Some readers are Tweeting about and commenting on how sad the story is, but some of my friends have said they didn’t even cry when they read it. They sensed my relief in putting it together. Writing it was like successfully completing a puzzle. I’ve felt content the past few days because people are reading my words. More people than ever before know how much I love Clark.
That’s not to say that I’m not going to fucking bawl my eyes out when I see 50/50 on September 30. I can’t wait / am dreading it.