Friday, April 27, 2012

miss you.


“Why is it that words like these seem to me so dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?” -James Joyce.

Have you ever been scared to say someone's name aloud? People don't use names often. Sometimes names feel like a secret;  forbidden for speech, painful to hear.

We don't say your name aloud these days. I think we're scared it might break the spell of your absence. But it's not for a minute because you're forgotten. You hang in the silence, reside in the stillness.

"To descend into hell is easy. But to return--what work, what a labour it is!" -Virgil.