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just-lau:

"I have a terrible ache & miss her every day. She got a sort of staph infection and a week later she was dead. It was horrible. I guess you can’t really say it’s a shock when somebody dies at 86, but it was. A complete shock. When Mom died, morality stepped in and woke me up. Time now seems short. She lived 86 years, and I knew her for 53 of them, and that was too short. Certain things seem more urgent - all the issues of living happily seem to count more, to be more precious and pressing"Meryl about losing her mother

just-lau:

"I have a terrible ache & miss her every day. She got a sort of staph infection and a week later she was dead. It was horrible. I guess you can’t really say it’s a shock when somebody dies at 86, but it was. A complete shock. When Mom died, morality stepped in and woke me up. Time now seems short. She lived 86 years, and I knew her for 53 of them, and that was too short. Certain things seem more urgent - all the issues of living happily seem to count more, to be more precious and pressing"
Meryl about losing her mother

donnasheridan

explore-blog:

It’s very humbling to imagine somebody else’s really life and their pain.

The wonderful Blank on Blank – who gave us John Lennon and Yoko Ono on love, David Foster Wallace on ambition, Janis Joplin on creativity and rejection, Philip Seymour Hoffman on happiness, and other gems – bring us Meryl Streep on beauty.

Complement with Streep’s superb 2010 Barnard commencement address.