Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Joan Didion (Mrs. John Dunne)

"Grief turns out to be the place none of us know until we reach it." --Joan Didion

Welcome Joan Didion.

Joan Didion is famous author, and famous playright. She was married to famous author, John Dunne, 40 years. John Dunne died December 30, 2003.

"You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends. In a heartbeat."

Mourning Joy:

Q: What's an ant that's written a book called?

A: The author.

Mourning Quote:

C. S. Lewis wrote in The Four Loves:

"To love at all is to be vulnerable...if you want to make sure of keeping your heart intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries, avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket of your selfishness. But in that casket-safe, dark, motionless, airless-it will change. It will not be broken-it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable...the only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from the danger of love is Hell.

After we remember Him, write something. Let your heart be your guide.

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