“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. The question of self-pity." Those were Didion’s opening lines in The Year of Magical Thinking and the first words she wrote after the death of her husband John.
Dear friends, m y beloved J died 20 February 2019. He struggled in the past month with anxiety and depression. While he received help from doctors and therapists, and so many of us spent time with him making sure he never felt alone, in the deep fog of his illness he left us.