Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mourning in the public eye

We were a public family, and Jon's murder was a part of the community. This wasn't the same for the other deaths, I realized. No one knew the story of my dad's father, Abraham, when my dad said Kaddish for him. But when my family stood for Jon, they saw the emptiness that was there, the missing person in our family who never returned. 
David Kushner, Alligator Candy: A Memoir (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016), ch. 16.

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