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Charles Cowling

 

“I suppose it’s a cliché to say you’re glad to be alive, that life is short, but to say you’re glad to be not dead requires a specific intimacy with loss that comes only with age or deep experience. One has to know not simply what dying is like, but to know death itself, in all its absoluteness.”

 

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Jed
Jed
7 years ago

Unbeing dead isn’t being alive
EE Cummings

Phoebe Hoare
Phoebe Hoare
7 years ago

Lovely article Charles. “A good cry is like a carwash for the soul,” will be using that quote in the future!

Kathryn Edwards
Kathryn Edwards
7 years ago

This well-written article has inspired me to check out the author’s books. Thanks, Charles!