Grief may be the most powerful of emotions, the most crippling. Love, or at least, lust or adoration, can cool into something warmer, longer lasting, more mature. Anger flames up and burns out.
But grief, by its very nature, catches us when we are most vulnerable. Faster than we can imagine, it digs in and takes root like a slow-growing cancer. It is powerful enough to sever even the most straight-forward and pragmatic souls from the everyday.
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In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
Matt Bell reads from, signs and discusses his new book at 4 p.m. July 13 at BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.