I know why we try to keep the dead alive: we try to keep them alive in order to keep them with us. I also know that if we are to live ourselves there comes a point at which we must relinquish the dead, let them go, keep them dead.
— Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking (via anitramm)
Source: http://carrscracker.tumblr.com/post/115902...