Grief

I have just got your letters of the 22nd containing the sad news of your father’s death. But, dear lady, I hope you and your mother are not really trying to pretend it didn’t happen. It does happen, happens to all of us, and I have no patience with the high-minded people who make out that it “doesn’t matter.” It matters a great deal, and very solemnly.

- Letters of C. S. Lewis
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