Thursday 14 December 2017

Medb Ruane: There is life after death, but it's never easy bridging that void

A friend was reading out Miriam O'Call-aghan's tweet. I hadn't seen it. "At home with glass of wine -- far too early but interviewed Min. Mary Hanafin & Dad for this Sun's radio show and she cried about husband. V sad," O'Callaghan announced.

"What's she crying for?" he wondered. "Her career's going OK."

Who knows why we weep? New babies, being overwhelmed, great movies or finding your life change in a moment you can't control. She met a man, lived with him for 18 years and wasn't with him when he died suddenly. That's shock, loss and mourning rolled into one.

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