If Christopher and I were to write a book about the grieving process, at least as we practice it, it would be called Gwenda and Christopher’s Old School Guide to Wallowing and its five sections would be:
WATCHING TOO MUCH TELEVISION
SLEEPING TOO MUCH
EATING TOO MUCH
DRINKING TOO MUCH
EXPENDING VAST AMOUNTS OF KLEENEX
Practiced simultaneously, more or less. This approach yields to the dysphoric disconnectedness that threatens to overtake you anyway. Healthy, productive approaches are to be distrusted. Thank god for Top Chef mini-marathons. &tc.
All by way of saying, we are now digging out of the rubble, slowly, and giant mountains of Stuff That Must Be Done have mountained around us. Deadlines abound. If I owe you email, or anything else, it’ll come soonish. Posting may be sparse for the next couple of days (or it may not be). Again, thanks to everyone for your kind thoughts and indulgence. The only way to go on is to go on.