“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.