Wards Against the Day
“Embracing melancholy has become a curious act of resistance.”
Colin Dickey is the author of Ghostland: An American History in Haunted Places, as well as Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius and Afterlives of the Saints: Stories from the Ends of Faith. He is also the co-editor (with Joanna Ebenstein) of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology.
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“It is a bewildering and lonely thing to be so attached to another human and also feel so adrift and so alone.”
If I collect Oma’s memories, if I truly remember my grandmother, I too can retain what is slipping away.